Gotham has recast Poison Ivy! Maggie Geha, 28, will be taking over the role of Ivy Pepper from 14-year-old actress Clare Flory. While people assumed that Ivy would see some sort of a growth spurt, doubling her age definitely comes as a surprise. So, what’s the deal? Oh, it’s just Gotham continuing to be as insane as possible.
Maggie Geha Image Credit: Gotham/Fox on Facebook
So how does young teen Ivy Pepper transform from Foley (left) to Geha (right)?
Following an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, Ivy Pepper finds herself reborn, and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy. Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, she sets her sights on Bruce Wayne.
A monster. Yes, a monster that transforms her from a kid to a 19-year-old woman who “has harnessed the full power of her charms”.
This seems… problematic.
Also: Keeping in mind that Indian Hill is a toxic waste dump built on an Indian burial ground, what sort of monster could Ivy encounter that would transmute her from the Wednesday Addams of house plants into a floral femme fatale? Solomon Grundy? Swamp Thing? Whatever the identity of the age-accelerating monster turns out to be, Gotham continues its quest to be the most bananas comic show on TV.