The Origin of Solomon Grundy on Gotham

While we’ve known for a while we are getting Solomon Grundy in Gotham, but how that happens hasn’t been revealed until now. Gotham, for the most part, has stuck with a sense of realism barring the super science and some elements of mysticism. Traditionally Solomon Grundy was Cyrus Gold a merchant who was killed and dumped in Slaughter Swamp and managed to come back as the zombie that we know him as.

However based off a picture taken from Twitter during filming Solomon Grundy looks more human and it appears that the wounds Cyrus suffered left him in a vegetative state, not specifically dead. John Stephens had spoken with Entertainment Weekly saying the following.

“He’s been in a vegetative state at Gotham General and so in order to clear up space for more beds, the administrators at the hospital have him dumped in Slaughter Swamp, as one does in Gotham,” So he emerges reborn out of Slaughter Swamp as the character we know as Solomon Grundy.”

This means while we are getting Solomon Grundy close to his origin story, having a zombie running around on Gotham seems unlikely. So Butch/Cyrus is dead metaphorically, in that he may not remember his past life, but he physically seems to be alive as he was only brain dead not physically dead. It’s not known what is going to be done with the Butch/Cyrus having lost one of his hands for the sake of Penguin’s scheme against early Season 2 Theo Galavan.

Grundy Riddler

The picture above that was taken from the Twitter account of Eric Molinksy shows a little bit of Grundy, who has the trade white hair but physically looks to still be intact and alive. Mind you, I’m only making a guess that Solomon Grundy is alive, as no indication has been given of a physical death yet.

Gotham will return on Thursdays on September 21st.

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