Executive producer Danny Cannon has confirmed early reports that Mr Freeze will have a role to play in the forthcoming Batman prequel series ‘Gotham.’
Cannon – who also directed the pilot – previously revealed his desire to incorporate the comic character into the new Fox TV series.
This version of the iconic Batman villain maybe a little different to what we have come to expect from the comics and various animated incarnations.
While speaking to Digital Spy at Comic Con Cannon said that they would be exploring the characters origins while trying to ground it as much as possible in the realms of modern day science.
“Without giving too much away – because I’m not allowed to – the great thing about working on a CSI procedural show for so long was we worked with so many experts – specialists in each field,” he explained. “There’s a lot of things I picked up along the way.
“My first conversation with [showrunner] Bruno Heller about the villains in this show is always that they need to be very credible and relatable and the science behind them needs to be real.
“So I had a couple of stories that I’d held onto – real, true stories – and one of them just related to Mr Freeze. I know a real way to create an origin story.”
Real name Victor Fries, Mr Freeze was first introduced to comics in 1959. The character was the chief antagonist in 1997 film Batman & Robin – portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In addition to the 1997 movie. Mr Freeze also made three appearances in the iconic 1966 Batman series where he was played by George Sanders and later by Otto Preminger and Eli Wallach.
Batman villains confirmed to appear in Gotham include the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Poison Ivy (Clare Foley).
‘Gotham’ will launch on Fox this fall, airing on Monday nights at 8/7c. The series is yet to be acquired by a UK broadcaster.