Jeffrey Wright Commissioner Gordon
Jeffrey Wright Commissioner Gordon

Jeffrey Wright might be heading to Gotham City to play Commissioner Jim Gordon in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

The Hollywood Reporter reports the Westworld star is in talks to play the role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Casting for the rest of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery is currently underway.

If he takes the role, Wright will follow J.K. Simmons, who played the character in Justice League. However, they will not play the same version of the character, as The Batman will reportedly tell a different origin story for the Caped Crusader. Gary Oldman, Ben Mackenzie, Bob Hastings and Neil Hamilton have also played Jim Gordon.

As long as Wright does play Commissioner Gordon, he’ll be the fifth actor to play the character in live-action on the big screen. Simmons most recently took on the role, but Gary Oldman did so for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Pat Hingle played him in the 1980s-90s era films, and Neil Hamilton returned for Batman: The Movie. It also comes after he’s earned praise for his role in Westworld, and is several years removed from his last blockbuster movie role in the Hunger Games franchise.

Plot details and casting for the film remain under warps, but Robert Pattinson’s Tenet co-star John David Washington is rumored to be up for the role of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face.

Starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. While casting is still underway, the film is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.

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