Jeffrey Wright, star of HBO’s “Westworld,” is in close talks to star as Commissioner Jim Gordon in Matt Reeves‘ “The Batman” for Warner Bros. The casting news is only one of probably many to be brewing under Reeves’ bat wing.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Monday evening that Wright would be starring as the ally opposite Robert Pattinson‘s Bruce Wayne. News of the revived casting for the titular role broke back in May as Pattinson takes the lead as the Caped Crusader of Gotham.
2002, Wright accepted a win at the AFI Awards for his role in Clark Johnson’s TV movie, “Boycott.” In 2004, Wright won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award for his supporting performance in “Angels in America.” He has since been nominated twice for an Emmy for his role as Bernard Lowe in HBO’s science fiction drama, “Westworld.”
Reeves will direct “The Batman” from his own script. His past work includes helming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which was recently nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects. Reeves also directed “Cloverfield” and “Let Me In.”
Wright can be seen in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” from Warner Bros and Amazon Studios. He stars in the feature that was adapted from Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The film is now playing in theaters.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros’ “The Batman” is slated for a June 25, 2021 release date. More casting and production developments are expected to roll out. Plot details are still unknown.