While most people celebrated Batman Day over the weekend by buying Batman-related, comics, rewatching favorite movies or episodes of Batman-related tv series, it seems that the people at Warner Bros were celebrating by making a decision on who they wanted to portray the latest incarnation of Commissioner James Gordon for Matt Reeves’ upcoming take on the Dark Knight, The Batman. While it’s been announced for a while that Robert Pattinson will be bringing this new version of Batman to life, there has been precious little else announced for the film…until today.
Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire, Westworld) is currently in negotiations to take on the role of one of Gotham City’s only decent cops – and father to future Batgirl, Barbara Gordon. Commissioner Gordon is an important part of the Batman mythos and has been portrayed in recent years by J.K. Simmons in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Ben McKenzie on Gotham, and Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Though he’s most popularly known as the Commissioner of Gotham’s police department, various takes on the character have also portrayed him as a police captain and a lieutenant, depending on where he is in his career. Given that this seems to be another take on the earlier days of Batman’s career, it’s possible that Gordon this time around may also be in the earlier stages of his career.
The Batman – which Reeves will be directing from a script he’s written himself – is set to release on June 25, 2021.
The Batman: Warner Bros Zeroes In On The Wright Man For The Job
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