The Batman: Westworld's Jeffrey Wright in Talks for Commissioner Gordon

Jeffrey Wright might be the Commissioner Jim Gordon to Robert Pattinson's 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.

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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.

In addition to Westworld, Wright has appeared in Shaft, The Manchurian Candidate, Boardwalk Empire, The Hunger Games, Only Lovers Left Alive and Angels in America. He is also slated to play the Watcher in Marvel Studios' What If...?, which images alternate scenarios stemming from events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Pattinson was cast as the new Batman in late May, following Ben Affleck's departure from the role. While some were happy with the casting announcement, others were displeased and even started petitions to get Pattinson removed from the role.

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Plot details and casting for the film remain under warps, but 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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