Gotham Episode 19 spoilers: Heroes star is bad news

Heroes charm monster Milo Ventimiglia to play gruesome new supervillian in Gotham

Milo Ventimiglia as as Peter Petrelli in NBC's Heroes
Milo Ventimiglia as as Peter Petrelli in NBC’s Heroes

No stranger to the world of superheroes thanks to NBC’s Heroes, fan-favourite Milo Ventimiglia is joining the cast of Fox’s Gotham as an (mostly) all-new supervillain.

According to Variety, Ventimiglia is down to play Jason Lennon, aka “’the Ogre’, across a multi-episode story arc that kicks off in Gotham Season 1 Episode 19.

Though he shares his moniker with an older DC black hat, Lennon is an altogether more gristly character and the site describes him as “Handsome, wealthy and seductive, the Ogre is a serial killer who has been preying on the young women of Gotham for nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of ‘tests’ as he searches for his perfect mate.

“When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously.”

Sounds like the patron saint of Pickup Artists, then. Gross.

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