Tonight’s episode of Gotham will feature the small screen debut of Firefly, another well-known villain from the Batman comic books who has undergone some pretty major alterations in the Fox series.
Gotham‘s version of the character is going to be a woman, and Michelle Veintimilla will be playing Bridgit Pike in two episodes of the series. The official network description for this particular Firefly reveals that after being enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle, the young Cat Woman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit’s firestarting skills to good use.
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However, after a deadly encounter with the Pike Brothers, the meek Cinderella is transformed into a vengeful supervillain, hellbent on destroying those who have wronged her. In a recent interview to promote “Strike Force,” the actress had this to say about how she learned that she had been cast as one of the Dark Knight’s most fearsome foes.
“I actually had no idea I would ultimately be playing a villain. It wasn’t until my first fitting with costume designer John Glaser that I discovered I’d be portraying the notorious [Firefly]! It was a huge surprise for me.I immediately starting reading up on the different incarnations and quickly realized that Gotham was doing their own take on the character… a new, badass, female version! Bridgit’s story goes beyond what you would expect. I’m really excited for everyone to see her story unfold and witness her transformation. It was incredibly empowering to get to play her as an artist and woman.”
Check out the clip above to learn more about Firefly and get your first proper look at the villain in the image below. While it’s a little annoying that Gotham is again introducing one of Batman’s villains while he’s still a child, this looks set to be a very cool take on the character, and it will be interesting to see how it pans out tonight.
Source: TV Insider