Two new Batman characters are headed to Gotham, the show’s cast and crew revealed at New York Comic Con.
For those not familiar with these characters, in the comics Leslie Thompkins serves as a surrogate parental figure to Bruce after his parents are murdered, and later becomes a confidant as well as an critic in his crusade as Batman. In addition to being one of Batman’s allies, Leslie is also a renowned medical professional who has dedicated her considerable skills toward helping Gotham’s neglected and impoverished population. In GOTHAM, she will be a doctor who runs a medical clinic for Gotham’s needy. According to executive producer Danny Cannon, Thompkins will arrive “at a very tough time in Jim Gordon’s life.”
Another Batman character set to appear in GOTHAM, will be Tommy “Hush” Elliot. It sounds like he will only be set to appear as an “Easter egg,” according to Sean Pertwee. Tommy Elliot is a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne whom grows jealous of Bruce inheriting his own independence and wealth from his parents. Driven by his desire for independence and wealth, Elliot cuts the brakes on his parents’ car, causing a crash that kills his father. His mother is saved in an emergency operation by Dr. Thomas Wayne, which enrages young Elliot. Tommy Elliot would grow to hate the Waynes and resent bruce for gaining his own independence and claiming his parents inheritance. Tommy take on the personna of “Hush” and target Batman after figuring out Bruce’s secret identity. Hush made his first appearance in the popular “Hush” storyline by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee.
The next episode of Gotham, “Arkham,” airs TONIGHT on FOX.