The Batman Star Jeffrey Wright Says New Movie Is "Next Evolution" Of Gotham

The actor who plays Commissioner Gordon also speaks about the "badass muscle car" that is the Batmobile.


Actor Jeffrey Wright, who will play commissioner James Gordon in upcoming Batman film, The Batman, has provided some new insight on the upcoming comic book movie. He said in an interview with SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the movie aims to offer the "next evolution" of Batman, while he also praised the film's Batmobile.

"Like with any film, we're working together to create a mood, to create an idea, a setting, a tone," Wright said. "This is the next evolution since 1939 when these stories began."

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The actor said he's working with director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson on making The Batman stand as a unique version of the character and the series.

"This is the next evolution of Gotham," he said. "So I am working off the stage [director] Matt [Reeves] is providing and also working off what [star] Robert [Pattinson] is doing. We are trying to create something together that is our own, but is also Batman."

In regards to the Batmobile specifically, Wright said it's the "most badass muscle car you could imagine." Indeed, the first photos of it shared by Reeves give off classic muscle car vibes. "It's grounded in Gotham. It's grounded in Americana," Wright said.

This latest tease for The Batman follows comments from Colin Farrell, who spoke about the movie's "tasty scenes." Filming on the movie is currently paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to Pattinson, Wright, and Farrell, The Batman stars Andy Serkis as Alfred, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon. John Turturro plays Carmine Falcone, while Peter Sarsgaard is playing a character named Gil Colson. The movie is coming to theatres October 2021.

For more on The Batman, be sure to check out GQ's excellent interview with Pattinson where he talks about the movie and his awful pasta recipes.

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