While we know him as Butch Gilzean, the badass mobster of Fox’s Gotham, Drew Powell who brings the character to life is a very light hearted and down to earth human being. Ever since the show’s start on September 22nd 2014 (Imdb.com) the fandom has been growing and wanting more from the Batman based drama. Butch’s place in the shows has evolved from a simple Hit-man to now sitting atop a thrown commanding Hit-men of his own. The progression of Butch Gilzean has always left viewers interested and fellow characters curious and so it was a pleasure to see his take on where the character stands, where he wants to see Butch in the future, and where the show as a whole can go.
From the get-go Powell had a very disarming attitude and anyone could tell that he is passionate about being Butch Gilzean. As the character has grown, Powell described him as a bit of a hardened softee especially when dealing with his love interest, Tabitha (played by Jessica Lucas), and their relationship to fellow antagonist Barbra Keen. With the internal struggles that Butch has dealt with, like conflicting allegiances to Fish Mooney and Penguin, it’s hard to disagree with Powell’s description of Gotham as a melting pot of good versus evil and who gets filed into which category. Powell also expresses his future aspirations for his character, mainly more attention to a character that has been more and more prevalent on screen. He would like to see more of Butch’s origin and back-story and while I’m sure fans would love to see Butch’s roots I find that a progression towards Solomon Grundy is on the Horizon. Powell also noted how he enjoyed the music for the show and is interested in a potential musical themed episode, while he does not think it’s a possibility other cast members like Cory Michael Smith (who plays Riddler) have his back on and off screen.
Wonder Con 2017 | Fox | Gotham | Season 3
Interviewer: Machelle Noel | Writer: Sean Plundeke
Date: Sunday – April 2, 2017 | Location: Anaheim Convention Center
As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon Anaheim to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of Season 3. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns Monday, April 24, with all-new episodes on Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. | Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A
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