Gotham Season 2 has been dubbed the season of villains. Based on the reports, the title is beyond accurate. Gotham Season 1 brought Batman fans three major DC Comics baddies, plus a lot of allusions to other, future villains to come in future seasons. One of the Gotham Season 2 baddies, named Theo Galavan, has been described as follows.
“…an attractive billionaire industrialist who convinces the public that he is a hero. Motivated by a vendetta, both Tabitha and Theo Galavan plan to cause chaos in Gotham City.”
According to TV Guide, Gotham Season 2 executive producer Danny Cannon describes his entrance into Gotham City, and what it means for the future of Batman’s city.
“Theo Galavan arrives in Gotham as a prodigal son returning. He comes from a very wealthy family with ancient roots in the building and foundation of Gotham. It takes a while for us to understand why he came back to Gotham and what his plan is, but it’s an insidious one, obviously. He’s a little bit like the Great Gatsby and Dracula coming to town with money and influence and charm and trying to bend to Gotham to serve him.”
If he doesn’t sound interesting enough for Gotham fans yet, Cannon explains how Galavan will be the most important villain in Gotham Season 2, further detailing why his entrance into Gotham City is so key to its future and its destruction.
“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.”
If no alarm bells are going off yet, and if you haven’t started theorizing who Theo Galavan might be, Cannon says Galavan has the origins of a “very famous” Gotham City villain. Comicbook has given fans a theory that certainly has some merit and deserves consideration.
They suggest that Gotham Season 2 will give birth to the third live-action rendition of Ra’s Al Ghul. Ra’s Al Ghul entering Gotham in Season 2 might seem a bit premature, but he is one ageless DC villain that seems to enjoy wiping out and rebuilding cities, and has seen fit to set his eyes on Gotham City. Not to mention, there are many who take the title Ra’s Al Ghul, and Galavan could just be a member of the League of Assassins, as well.
Gotham Season 2 would certainly be taking some liberties if the above theory holds true, but every DC-inspired TV show has done the same, so why not?
What are your thoughts? Is Galavan a faux name for the future Ra’s Al Ghul on Gotham, or is he a front for someone else?
Perhaps, it means nothing?
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