The Batman Director Confirms Jeffrey Wright Is Playing Commissioner Gordon

The Batman has the potential to be the most exciting comic book movie made in a while, and it’s coming from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures. who haven’t had the best track record when it comes to their DCEU movies.

Matt Reeves is writing and directing the movie, and the film’s cast looks very good indeed with the likes of Robert Pattinson playing Batman, Zoe Kravitz playing Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler.

We’ve now had official confirmation that Jeffrey Wright is going to be playing Commissioner Gordon in the movie. This cast guys! It’s bloody incredible!

Matt Reeves confirmed this news via his Twitter account. The writer/director simply wrote: “Tweet! #Gordon,” and he followed that up with a bat emoji and a gif of Jeffrey Wright saying: “Tweet something”.

You can check out the tweet for yourselves below.

Jeffrey Wright is a fantastic actor, and he’s been doing great work for ages now. He’s appeared in Westworld, he was in the recent Bond movies, and he was also in The Hunger Games movies.

Jeffrey Wright will be Commissioner Gordon in The Batman

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He’s great in everything he’s in, and I cannot wait to see him in action as Commissioner Gordon. I truly believe he’s perfect for the role.

J.K. Simmons was the last person to play the role. He very briefly turned up in Justice League. He was in like one shot of the movie, which was a shame because I actually thought he was also good casting for the role.

Before Simmons, the last person to play Gordon on the big screen was Gary Oldman in the Christopher Nolan Batman films, and he was pretty darn good in that role.

Ben McKenzie has also played a version of Gordon in the Gotham TV show, but the less said about that the better.

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