Batman has arrived in Gotham. The final season of the DC Comics TV series is airing currently and it's all been building to this. Ever since the first episode, which painfully made audiences once again relive the death of Bruce Wayne's parents, it's been about the journey of a boy becoming a man. And not just any man, a crime-fighting man who dresses up like a bat and kicks the crap out of bad guys. Now, that man has arrived in the latest poster for the Gotham series finale.
We initially got our first taste of actor David Mazouz in a proto-version of the Batsuit during season 4, but it didn't quite accomplish the goal of giving us a fully fleshed out Batman. This poster, on the other hand, which was released in celebration of Batman's 80th anniversary, reveals the show's version of the Caped Crusader, officially, for the first time. Sadly, it's only from the back and we don't see his face. That said, it looks quite faithful and the Dark Knight is overlooking his beloved city in familiar fashion. This is really one of the main reasons people have stuck with this show for so long. To see this journey fulfilled.
Fox decided to renew the DC series for a fifth and final season at the last possible minute last year. This season has been filled with tons of villains, including Cameron Monaghan as his version of the Joker (which they can't call Joker), Penguin, Riddler and even a version of Harley Quinn. Kind of. The show has been somewhat limited by Warner Bros./DC not wanting to have multiple versions of the same characters on screen, be it in the movies or TV, at the same time. In any event, they've crammed a lot in for fans over this last batch of episodes. However, it seems the best is yet to come.
The upcoming, penultimate episode is titled They Did What?. It centers on Bane (Shane West) as he enacts his final plan for the city's destruction. Meanwhile, Jim Gordon rallies his former enemies to try and help save the city. At the same time, Nyssa al Ghul (Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara's newborn daughter with, her sights set on raising her as her own child. As for Bruce Wayne? He's decided to leave his city behind, which ultimately points him to his destiny, while serving to devastate Selina. So, it would seem they're setting Bruce up for a heroic return to Gotham in the finale to save the city as a fully realized Batman.
The poster also relays that the final two episodes of Gotham will air starting Thursday, April 18. The series finale will air on April 25, which is presumably when we'll see Batman in all of his glory. Previously, images of the full suit had leaked online. Though, it's different seeing it with a little context. Be sure to check out the new poster from the Gotham Twitter account below.