A brand-new featurette has been released for tonight’s episode of Gotham. In it, Ben McKenzie (a pre-Dark Knight Jim Gordon) and Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock) tease the mystery of the Red Hood and talk the introduction of "the notion of masks and wearing costumes" on the show.
Back in January, Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller gave an interview in which he discussed the power of costumes and masks that we know will be the future of Gotham City, with masked vigilantes running around and committing crime, saying:
There's going to be an episode that involves the Red Hood, which picks up that strand, the costume strand, and sort of gives a kind of philosophical base, if that's not too pretentious a word. Why costumes? What's the power of costumes? What's the power of a mask? All of that groundwork will be laid sort of culturally for that side of the DC Universe before we start rolling into the more spectacular spandex type of deal.
Have a look at the featurette:
And here’s the synopsis for tonight’s episode:
GORDON AND BULLOCK UNCOVER THE RED HOOD GANG ON AN ALL-NEW "GOTHAM" MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, ON FOX Following several bank robberies, Gordon and Bullock investigate the Red Hood gang. Selina Kyle continues to bond with Barbara, and Fish Mooney tries to reclaim her position in the underworld in the all new "Red Hood" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX.
Since Bruno Heller and company have planted the seeds for the Joker, do you think that the Red Hood will have anything to do with the Clown Prince of Crime (long story short, Red Hood was originally the future Joker in the some incarnations in the DC comics)? What do you think of the way they are introducing the idea of costumes and masks on Gotham?
(via Comic Book Movie)