While villains continue to rise in Gotham City, especially Theo Galavan (James Frain), the GCPD will be using new leadership and Detective Jim Gordon's (Ben McKenzie) strike force to stop them on "Gotham" Season 2. As more of the season starts to play out, it looks like we could be heading toward a showdown between the biggest villain in "Gotham" and its most notorious police officer.
At New York Comic Con, Comic Book Resources sat in on a press event where McKenzie revealed a head-to-head matchup "Gotham" fans might want to keep their eyes out for -- Gordon vs. Galavan. McKenzie said once Gordon figures out Galavan's intentions he's going to have to find out a subtle way to go after him and take him down.
"Theo's far and away the most complicated and sophisticated of the villains he's faced up to this point," McKenzie said. "So it becomes a real clash of the titans, if you will, between the two of them with some really big repercussions for Gotham."
In episode 4, Galavan announced he'd be running for mayor. After killing Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan) for the whole city to see, he used his fake persona as a hero to get the public to like him. Once Gordon learns what he's up to, he will surely go after Galavan with his new boss, the no-nonsense Capt. Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis).
While Galavan and Gordon are expected to square off, Galavan might eventually have a problem with the self-proclaimed king of Gotham, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), after kidnapping his mother and getting him to do his bidding. Penguin won't go quietly, so it will be interesting to see which character battles it out with Galavan first.
Executive producer Danny Cannon told TV Guide in August that Galavan is the "origins of a very famous DC villain." Galavan already has been seen bringing villains together and getting them to serve him.
"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," Cannon dished. "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."
You can see Gordon and Galavan in action each week when "Gotham" airs Mondays on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT.