Jeffrey Wright will make his debut as the well-known DC character Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. The Westworld star is joined by Robert Pattinson, who stars as the titular character.
So, what can we expect in The Batman? Luckily, Wright revealed some juicy tidbits in an interview with ComicBook.com:
“We all made this film together, Rob and Zoë [Kravitz] and Colin [Farrell] and John Turturro, all of us working under Matt Reeves’ direction, to create these characters and a Gotham that was specific to our film. And so whatever we do individually is kind of a reflection of what we’re all doing and what Matt’s vision is. And it’s a very specific one. It’s a bit more of a throwback to the DC, as in Detective Comics, of it all.”
“I loved it. I loved the script and I loved what we were doing. We were doing it in circumstances that I didn’t love that were really very challenging. Once we shut down and when we got back to work in September it was tricky, particularly the isolation away from family over in London isolated in an empty hotel. But we made, I think, a brilliant film.”
And how was it working with Pattinson? Wright explained:
“I loved the dynamic that Rob and I were able to create. I’m really excited for people to see what he does with this. He creates three distinct people. There’s Rob, there’s Bruce Wayne and there’s the Batman and they’re each distinct. It’s really cool. Coming at you next spring.”
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. In the meantime, you can check out Jeffrey Wright as the Watcher in Marvel’s What If…? series that will hit Disney Plus on August 11th.
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