GOTHAM: L-R:  Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, James Frain as Theo Galavan, Camren Bicondova as Selina, Drew Powell as Butch
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Gotham, against all odds, really works as a TV show. Fox's pre-Batman series has big, movie tie-in plans for Season 3, too, as folks learned from executive producer John Stephens revealed during the latest Television Critics Association press tour:

“We will be seeing proto-versions of some of [the Suicide Squad] characters; we’ll see a proto–Killer Croc version. And we’ll be seeing a character—perhaps not this season, but in times to come—who can be a forerunner for Harley Quinn, which I think will be really exciting as well."

It makes sense for DC to capitalize on its newly (re-)spotlighted villains; Suicide Squad just decimated the record for the biggest-ever August box office weekend with $135.1 million in the U.S. alone. ($276.1 million worldwide, if you're wondering.)

For more nitty-gritty about Gotham Season 3—including their long-con plans for the Joker—hit SlashFilm. For the Back of the Class podcast's thoughts on the colossally disappointing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, hit the 25:25-mark in the episode below: