When it was first announced that James Frain (True Detective, True Blood) was set to join the cast of Gotham season 2 he was identified as one Theo Galavan, brother of Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), who we were told would be introduced as a version of DC villain, Tigress. Because of the unfamiliar name, it was assumed that Theo would be another character created just for the show, but it seems that may not be the case.
According to Gotham executive producer Danny Cannon, Theo will represent the “origins of a very famous DC villain” – one who will rely on other villains to help him achieve his goals.” The character will be set up as a “billionaire industrialist who presents himself as the savior of Gotham,” and the parallels with Bruce Wayne’s origins have led to speculation that he might turn out to be a version of Thomas Elliot, AKA Hush – but the following quotes from Cannon definitely make it sound like he’ll be someone else entirely…
“This season is about how one man will unleash and empower the villains and make them understand that they are more powerful than the people fighting against them. They are the pioneers for Gotham. They are the ones who will change things because with chaos and destruction is the only way you can build. You can’t rebuild a city without first destroying it.”
Thinking Ra’s Al Ghul? So are many others, but the most popular theory seems to be that Galavan will actually kick-start the emergence of the Court Of Owls!
Gotham returns on Monday, 21 September on FOX. In the meantime, feel free to leave your theories in the comments section below.
Source: TV Guide