– by Emmanuel Gomez

After this week’s debut of Solomon Grundy, formally Butch Gilzean (because in Gotham who really dies right?), Fox’s Gotham is ready to debut another villain from Batman’s rouge gallery, Lazlo Valentin aka Professor Pyg. With Halloween around the corner and franchises like Saw using pigs in their films, it would seem like an appropriate time for the pig face villain to show up in Gotham in the episode titled A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon.

Here is the synopsis for the episode:
Gordon and Bullock are hot on a serial killer who has been assassinating cops and dressing his victims in the severed heads of pigs as his signature mark. Meanwhile, Sofia tries to win over Penguin, and Thompkins, Nygma and Grundy find themselves an unlikely home at Cherry’s place in the all-new “A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Professor Pyg was created by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert in 2007 in DC’s Batman #666. Described as a deranged schizophrenic, he is obsessed with making people “perfect” by making them into something called a Dolltron. He does this by performing surgery on his victims as well as attaching a permanent doll face to them. He has also a brief appearance in 2015’s video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

By the looks of the trailer as well as the description, Gotham will have a twist on the Lazlo’s character. Instead of making Dolltrons, he will be using pig heads as a calling card for his murders, although this could just be the beginning of his insane plan. It would be a shame if there wasn’t at least one Dolltron in the show, but then again with Gotham you never know what you are going to get with their interpretations of Batman’s rouges. What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to the arrival of Professor Pyg in Gotham? Chime in below and let us know!


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  • Victor Roa

    ….. I kinda want to watch it now, only because it’s such weird art style from what I expect.


    At this point, Batman would have 10+ years of being a vigilante/detective and all the Wayne Tech needed to go against his villains. Professor Pyg is a relatively new villain to the comics so why are they including him before Batman exist?

  • Ben Alexander

    I gave Gotham a go, didn’t think it would work when it started and I gave up after about 5 episodes, the whole reason why Batman exists is because the system fails. So in theory in order for it to be true to the idea of Batman, none of the villains should ever lose, so no redemption for the good guys no reward for the viewer.

    At this point they are running though every single villain in existence in the Batman universe, so who will Batman actually battle when he comes of age, really old farts who use to be bad?