Gotham casts Dexter star for Two-Face origin story

Batman: The Long Halloween’s Sal Maroni cast in Fox’s Gotham TV show

Sal Maroni splashes Harvey Dent with liquid origin story
Sal Maroni splashes Harvey Dent with liquid origin story

According to Deadline, Dexter and Law & Order‘s David Zayas has joined the cast of Fox’s Gotham as organised crime kingpin Sal Maroni.

In the comics – particularly Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Batman: The Long Halloween – Maroni is second to only Carmine Falcone in the Falcone crime family, and was responsible for splashing district attorney Harvey Dent with acid, causing his descent into Two-Face.

David Zayas as detective Angel Batista in Dexter
David Zayas as detective Angel Batista in Dexter

With Dent established as an older character on par with Ben MacKenzie’s Gordon, it’s not unlikely that we’ll see the Two-Face origin story play out in the show – sans Batman, obviously.

Though his role was different, Maroni was played by Eric Roberts to suitably villainous effect in The Dark Knight.

Gotham begins this autumn on Fox in the US. No UK air date has been announced. You can buy Batman: Year One for £7.69 at Amazon.co.uk and find out more about the comics that inspired the show with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.