Fox’s Gotham, has recast the role of Poison Ivy, again. As fans of the show will know, the character began in the first season as a pre-teen and then was aged several years after being touched by a patient at Indian Hill. Clearly, aging her up was an attempt to non-creepily sexualize the character, but this latest move is a bit stranger.
Now taking on the role is Frequency and Mad Men‘s Peyton List, CBR reports.
Gotham‘s producers had the following to say about this recasting:
“In the continuing evolution of Poison Ivy’s origin story, Ivy Pepper has been transformed once again taking another step toward becoming the Ivy we know from the comics. Dangerous. A live wire of crazy energy. She’ll set her sights on Gotham, intent on making the city her own green paradise.”
I actually don’t have any issues with this, the showrunners have done well with the pre-Batman show and I trust their judgement. Even when Ivy emerged as the older version of herself, she didn’t exert any villain like tendencies. She teamed up with Penguin, yes, but showed no signs of being unnecessarily cruel. This may be her time to turn into her villain self, and show us a more accurate representation of the character from the comics.
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