Warner Bros. may have found one of Gotham City’s finest protectors. According to THR, Westworld star Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
If all goes well, Wright would join Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne as his classic ally in the upcoming solo film. He would be the first to join the cast since Pattinson first signed up months ago. His addition pretty much confirms The Batman will not be set in the DCEU after J.K. Simmons’ appearance in Justice League unless they decide to retcon it down the line.
From big-budget films like Quantum of Solace to earning Emmy nominations for Westworld, Jeffrey Wright has been a familiar face in Hollywood for years. He is set to narrate as The Watcher for Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, What If…?, so he will be very familiar with the comic book genre soon.
The report adds that Reeves is still in the early stages of casting the vast rogue gallery for his grounded take on the Dark Knight. The film will reportedly feature a number of villains including the Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Mad Hatter, Firefly, and Two-Face.
Earlier this year, it was reported by THR what Matt Reeves has in store for Robert Pattinson’s iteration of the Caped Crusader. “The story is neither another rehashing of his origin nor the tale of a seasoned crimefighter ruling Gotham City. He is Bruce Wayne still trying to find his footing on his way to becoming the genius detective.”
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The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021.