“Beware The Court of Owls, that watches all the time, ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime…”
Briefly teased in the season 2 finale, FOX has released the Comic-Con poster for Gotham featuring the Court of Owls mask.
“We will dive much more deeply into them in Season 3,” executive producer John Stephens teased to the outlet. “The Court of Owls, this sort of illuminati group that’s been pulling the strings behind Gotham for centuries and might be the real culprits in the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, among other things.”
Created by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo just five years ago, The Court has quickly become a fan-favorite villain group who operate from the shadows of Gotham and send out their trademark assassin, The Talon, to do their bidding.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward nygma/the future Riddler, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, and Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale, the aunt of future Batman love interest Vicki Vale.
New villains from the Batman lore are set to be present for the new season including The Court of Owls, Mad Hatter, Solomon Grundy, and more. In addition, the new season will also see Poison Ivy undergoing a change with the character now set to be played by Maggie Geha, taking over for Clare Foley who played the character in the first two seasons of the series. It was revealed that the character finds herself “reborn as a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms and sets her sights on Bruce Wayne.”
Gotham Season 3 will premiere on September 19 at 8 PM ET on FOX.