Did Cameron Monaghan Just Confirm Jerome As Young Joker?

One of the highlights of Gotham season 2 was fan favorite Jerome Valeska played by Shameless‘ Cameron Monaghan. Jerome’s characteristics were very reminiscent of a young Joker pre-toxic acid bath, which made his apparent death in Gotham‘s sophomore season even more heart breaking.

The actor has recently started teasing his return to the Batman prequel show via Twitter. Just yesterday a fan reached out to Cameron to get his thoughts on DC’s recent feature film Suicide Squad where he responded with the following tweet:

Now the actor has taken to Instagram to do some more teasing. He posted an image from the episode where Jerome was “killed” almost a week ago, and most recently this:

Ladies and germs, catch you in a season or two. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. – J

A photo posted by Cameron Monaghan (@cameronmonaghan) on

 Not only does this seemingly confirm that Jerome is returning soon, it also adds more evidence to the fact that his character is indeed a young Joker. Take a look at what he’s wearing in the image above. Look familiar?
The outfit seen in his post is ripped straight from the Batman Animated Series. While it could just be Cameron fueling the fan speculation by posting art with his character wearing popular Joker attire, something tells me that there’s more to this than meets the eye.
Gotham in a nutshell has been a mediocre series, but one of its brights spots has no doubt been  Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome. Fingers crossed that he comes back in season 3.
Gotham season 3 premieres September 19th at 8/7c on FOX.

Josh Sharpe

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