After an exciting and successful second season, Gotham will be returning for a third! The DC Comics series based on the pre-Batman years of Gotham’s citizens and criminals has done a great job of introducing viewers to a wide variety of Batman friends and foes, and season 3 will be no exception.
The third season of Gotham will include returning characters, such as Jim Gordon, Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne himself, but it will also feature some new faces in the crime-filled streets of Gotham.
There were rumors and reports that Gotham would be bringing expert reporter and Bruce Wayne-love interest Vicki Vale in to the series. Well, today’s news both confirms and denies those reports.
Jamie Chung Is Coming To Gotham!
Jamie Chung is the newest cast member to come to Gotham, joining cast members such as Ben McKenzie and David Mazouz. Jamie Chung is a very familiar face, and fans might recognize her from any of the huge movies and TV shows she’s been a part of.
Starting her career in 2004 as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Diego, Chung has since gone on to bigger projects, such as Sucker Punch, The Man with the Iron Fists, and Big Hero 6! She’s also had a recurring role as Mulan in the hit series Once Upon A Time since 2012, a role that’s earned her a spot in the hearts of many avid fans.
But Who Is She Playing?
The rumors that a Vale would be coming to Gotham were correct, sort of. See, a Vale is coming to Gotham, and her name is Valerie. Jamie Chung will be portraying Valerie Vale, who rather than being an alternate take on Vicki Vale, is actually the famous reporter’s Aunt.
This makes sense, seeing as how Vicki Vale and Bruce Wayne are supposed to be around the same age, but Jamie Chung is noticeably much older than David Mazouz.
Creating the character of Valerie Vale for Chung to play allows the writers to stay truer to the source material, and also have a reporter character to report on the sinister goings on in Gotham during season 3.
What Will She Be Up To?
[WARNING: Going into spoiler territory just a bit below]
So what will Valerie Vale be doing in Gotham during its third season? Well, it looks like she’ll be setting her sights on everyone’s favorite good cop, Jim Gordon. Valerie will be investigating Indian Hill, the research facility owned by Wayne Enterprises, and she believes that Gordon is the key.
It seems that Valerie will be uncovering some really seedy stuff, stuff that may just get her in trouble at some point during the season. But what kind of stuff will she uncover? We’ll just have to wait and see when Gotham returns on September 19!
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