Published On: Wed, Jan 11th, 2017

‘Gotham’ cast Raymond J Barry as Shaman, fans speculate a set up to Ra’s Al Ghul

Fox’s hit Batman prequel series Gotham just cast Raymond J. Barry a mysterious figure named Shaman.

The actor will recur during Season 3 of the Fox series as a sort of new mentor who wants to unlock the potential of Bruce’s mind. The young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) will be told by the Shaman that “fate of Gotham depends upon Bruce becoming the man the city needs him to become, the truth behind his intentions proves to be far more sinister,” reports Deadline.

Comicbook.com speculated that the details sound too much like another famous Batman villain: “Those details seem to suggest that Barry’s character could be the legendary Ra’s Al Ghul. The villain began as a mentor to Bruce Wayne, and was often a thorn in his side throughout the comics. While the character could be new to Gotham, he has appeared on Arrow several times.”

The actor has had main roles on Ray Donovan, The 100, and Justified, but most recently Barry appeared as the terrifying main antagonist of the horror franchise film, The Purge: Election Year.

Cameron Monaghan and Paul Reubens were just confirmed for a role in the Gotham mid-season premiere as Gotham returns Monday.

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as the young James Gordon with Donal Logue as Det. Bullock and David Mazouz as the teenage version of Bruce Wayne with Sean Pertwee as Alfred.

The younger version of villains are Camren Bicondova (Catwoman), Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin), Cory Michael Smith (Riddler) and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.

Synopsis of the episode: Falcone places a hit on Gordon after learning that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock discover a follower of Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan), who plans to bring him back to life. Meanwhile, Penguin spirals out of control before the biggest television interview of his Mayoral career, and Bruce and Selina deal with Selina’s mom’s return to Gotham in the all-new “Mad City: Ghosts”


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