The Batman actor Jeffrey Wright has reflected on his role as a Black Jim Gordon – he says his casting is natural and the buzz around it is pointless.
The Batman actor discusses playing a Black Jim Gordon in the movie. One of DC’s most hotly-anticipated movies, The Batman will see Twilight alum Robert Pattinson suit up as a new version of the Caped Crusader. In the movie, Pattison’s younger Batman will uncover corruption in Gotham City, manifesting his skills as the “The World’s Greatest Detective.” The Batman is set on Earth-2, and it doesn’t share connections with the other films in the DC Extended Universe. It was originally supposed to premiere this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it has been delayed until March 4, 2022.
Besides Pattinson and Wright, The Batman stars Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / The Riddler, an emerging serial killer who is presumably the film’s main antagonist. Colin Farrell is playing the DC villain Penguin. His role in the movie is somewhat brief, but WB has already ordered an HBO Max spin-off series for Penguin, which will explore his story more comprehensively. Zoë Kravitz is attached as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, while Andy Serkis is taking on the role of Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s butler and mentor. The Batman also features No Time To Die actor Jeffrey Wright as the Gotham City Police Department Commissioner James Gordon. Wright is the first actor of color to play the part, although he emphasizes that there is nothing unusual about his casting.