While the upcoming Fox TV series Gotham is not a "Batman" show, it does explore how some of the iconic villains from the DC Comics first came to be. Series regulars include Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Robin Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin) and Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma/The Riddler), along with Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue as Gotham cops James Gordon and Harvey Bullock, who are investigating the death of young Brue Wayne's (David Mazouz) parents. Naturally, there are several villains from the comic book who could show up during the first season, one of whom is Mr. Freeze.
During a recent interview, executive producer Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot episode, revealed that he is about to pitch his take on Mr. Freeze, which has to be approved by series creator Bruno Heller and executive producer Geoff Johns.
"I have a big pitch with Bruno about the Mr. Freeze character, whose origins are uncertain. If I can win Geoff Johns over and if I can win Bruno over, then I look forward to the moment where that character can be realized."
Mr. Freeze was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1997 film Batman & Robin. In the comics, his freezing abilities are tied to a horrible accident involving cryogenics, where he was trying to cure his ailing wife. The character's origins changed several times in the comic books, but he always needed his trademark suit to survive.
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