It's hard to find a Batman villain as classic as Hugo Strange. While the mad doctor may not be quite as well-known as his contemporaries, Hugo Strange has played a pivotal role in DC's comic book universe on a number of occasions.
Be it in comics, TV or video games, there are only a few Gotham rogues smart enough to figure out who the man beneath the cowl really is — and Strange was the first.
Of course, with Strange playing such a huge part in the comic books over the years, it was really only a matter of time before he found his way onto Gotham. Fox's re-imagined look at Gotham City before Batman was included or paid homage to just about every major villain in the Caped Crusader's rogues gallery — and Hugo Strange is no different. The only problem is that fans have yet to see actor B.D. Wong in costume ... until now.
Thanks to a post over at his Instagram account, B.D. Wong has given fans their first official look at one of Batman's all-time greatest enemies — and, in all honesty, he's looking pretty damn good.
A photo posted by BD Wong (@wongbd) on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:29am PST
It should come as no surprise that BD Wong's take on Strange is slightly different than the original comic book character; Fox has been tweaking Gotham's origin stories ever since the first season. For all intents and purposes, however, it looks like B.D. Wong's version of Strange will be relatively faithful to its inspiration — minus the obvious (and relatively inconsequential) difference in ethnicity.
To be fair, it's still too early to know if the latest take on one of the Dark Knight's greatest adversaries will live up to its lineage — fans will just have to find out one way or the other on the Feb. 29 episode of Gotham.