Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Grew worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday,
That was the end,
Of Solomon Grundy.
It's a nursery rhyme that strikes fear into the heart of any person familiar with the DC super hero universe.
If you think about it, the last three seasons of Fox's Gotham have just been one large set-up for the introduction of Solomon Grundy, the hulking undead Batman villain played by Drew Powell for the first time in a major live action setting (1970s depiction notwithstanding).
"I am giddy as a school girl," Powell told SYFY WIRE on the character finally being revealed to the world after three years of masquerading as Fish Mooney's henchman Butch Gilzean (aka Cyrus Gold). He was dumped in Slaughter Swamp only to rise as the grey-skinned Grundy in the fourth season's fifth episode, "The Blade's Path."
Personally, Powell is excited to take part in his portrayal of a piece of rich DC comics history that was filmed in Staten Island in what was once a landfill. "It was definitely an iconic moment," he said.
Check out our extended interview with Powell on the immense and dedicated effort it took in order to bring this iconic baddie to the small screen.
Additional reporting by Josh Weiss.