While we've seen Fox subtly tease over the years that Jerome could be the Joker, at the same time they've never come out and confirmed it.
The petition concludes: "We ask DC Comics to restore The Joker's homosexuality in comics and other media".
"He's not the Joker, that's all I'll say", Mazouz told Discussing Film. Once again, he denied the theory that several Gotham cast members have done in the past, on multiple occasions. Although Monaghan's performance has been praised, the expanded backstory of "the Joker" can be accused of taking away some of the character's risky intrigue, which is perhaps why Jerome will not evolve into the character.
One person said: "I really hope they don't make The Joker gay bro".
For almost 80 years, The Joker has made Batman's life hard in the DC Comics series, as well as numerous big screen and animated adaptations, becoming one of the most iconic villains the world has ever seen.
You're probably going to get to see yet another take on the Joker in the not too distant future.
The character, who has always been Batman's nemesis, was played to great effect by late Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger in 2008's The Dark Knight.
"Gotham" is now in it's fourth season. That is why it's so important to me and other queer readers to return his homosexuality", explains Elena, who points out that the crazed DC villain "repeatedly confessed his feelings to Batman and showed an interest in other men.
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