The Batman Cast Could Include Westworld Actor As Commissioner Gordon
The new Gotham just got a bit busier.
Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne has found himself a brand-new partner in the Gotham City Police Department in Jeffery Wright (Westworld, Marvel's What If…?), who is currently in talks to play Commissioner Jim Gordon according to THR. Wright is the first confirmed citizen of The Batman's Gotham City, though THR has reported that the casting process for a "who's who" of Batman villains and rogues is underway.
Commissioner Gordon has served as a staple of Batman's war on crime from the very beginning as one of Bruce Wayne's most important points of contact within the GCPD and the sole person responsible for the activation of the Bat-Signal.
Very little is known about The Batman aside from a few details shared by writer/director Matt Reeves, who called the film "a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale," that will focus on Batman in his role as a detective rather than an action hero. Also, it will not cross over with the upcoming Joker solo film, according to Joker director Todd Philips--so don't expect Wright to be going head to head with Joaquin Phoenix any time soon.
The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021.