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Westworld Star Jeffrey Wright Tipped To Play Commissioner Gordon In The Batman

UPDATE: Jeffrey Wright IS Commissioner Gordon, as confirmed by Matt Reeves himself!


While the Batman is widely known as a badass solo superhero, he isn’t exactly complete without his Bat-family and allies, most especially Commissioner James Gordon.

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In the upcoming solo movie by Matt Reeves, The Batman, a new face will step up to take on the Gotham Police Department badge in Jeffrey Wright, as reported by Hollywood Reporter.

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The Westworld and Shaft star is apparently in talks to star as the veteran police commissioner, and will be the fourth actor to portray live-action Jim Gordon in the 21st Century. As many of you remember, the other three that have taken on the role are Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight in 2008, Ben McKenzie as a younger Jim Gordon in Gotham in 2014, and J.K. Simmons in Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2017.

Wright, interestingly, is also slated to play the role of The Watcher in the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ animated series, What If…?.

He will join Robert Pattinson (who is the new Dark Knight), as well as Jonah Hill as either Penguin or Riddler when The Batman releases on June 25, 2021.

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It’s just too bad that the Joker won’t be in this movie.


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