By Lucas Siegel for ComicBook
Victor Fries, aka the Batman villain Mr. Freeze, will join the cast of future villains of the Dark Knight on Gotham tonight, as we meet Nathan Darrow's interpretation of the character. USAToday revealed the look ahead of the mid-season finale episode airing Monday night, November 30, 2015 at 8pm on Fox.
The look is more The Flash's Captain Cold than the over-the-top Arnold version seen on the big screen, which most fans will likely be thankful for - he fits in more with the realistic world that's been setup on the series so far.
In Gotham, Victor Fries is a Wayne Enterprises cryogenics engineer, and like his origin story on Batman: The Animated Series, he's working to save his terminally ill wife, Nora.
"Victor has one central intimate human connection, and that’s with his wife. There’s something really, really interesting and vulnerable and difficult about that. Of course, that is threatened by her illness," Darrow told USAToday. The character of Nora was not in Freeze's original backstory from the 50s and 60s, retroactively added to the comic books after the success of the animated series episode "Heart of Ice," which reinvented him for the modern era.
The Freeze Gun and most of the character's backstory will wait for reveals until the February 29, 2016 mid-season premiere, and all the actor can say about it for now comes from his talking points: "I will tell you we’re going to see Mr. Freeze do some things we have never seen him do."