Bruno Heller reveals The Joker's origins will come to Gotham in early Season 2

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Apr 21, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT

Filming on the second season of Gotham begins to roll this summer, and showrunner Bruno Heller already knows what will be his top priority: finally telling the Joker’s story.

We’ve already had plenty of hints and teases (make that blatant confirmations from Heller and the actor "allegedly" playing him) about the Clown Prince of Crime during season one, but Heller is ready to focus on the mysterious roots of one of DC Comics' most iconic villains. In an interview with Comic Book, Heller said:

"You're not going to see teases of The Joker before the end of the season, because the beginning of Season Two is a big Joker-oriented, or 'how the Joker came to be' kind of story.' The beginning of Season Two is the very earliest origins of how The Joker came to be."

But he warns not to expect to see the laughing madman we’ve all come to know and love to hate right away, because Heller calls his Joker "pre-embryonic." I guess his story will be more of a slow-burn kinda thing?

One of the most popular theories (and that’s the one that’s been heavily promoted by Fox) is that the Joker is actually Jerome, the young man who lived and traveled with a carnival and who murdered his mother in an earlier episode of Gotham this season (that would be "The Blind Fortune Teller"). Jerome was played by the wonderful Cameron Monaghan, and the character was put in jail at the end of the episode. Now, it’s been confirmed during WonderCon that Monaghan will indeed return, and also that fans will definitely get to see "a bit" of Jerome's story in Gotham’s second season.

What do you guys think? Are you ready for the Joker’s origins to unfold on the second season of Gotham?

(via Comic Book)