Date: 1st November 2019
Matt Reeves has finally confirmed that "Westworld" actor Jeffrey Wright will be playing Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming "The Batman" for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Jeffrey Wright will play Commissioner Gordon in "The Batman", director Matt Reeves announced Wednesday.
Late in the afternoon, Reeves tweeted a gif of Wright saying "Tweet something", along with the text "Tweet! #Gordon", and a bat emoji.
Created in 1939 by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Jim Gordon is commissioner of Gotham City’s police department, most often portrayed as a veteran officer who formed an unofficial partnership with Batman first to combat systemic corruption inside GPD and later to deal with the supervillains plaguing the city. He’s also the father of Barbara Gordon, who secretly fights crime alongside the caped crusader as Batgirl.
The Batman is set to go before the cameras next year before a big summer 2021 release. The exact date for release is 21st June of that year. That will land in cinemas a month before another big and highly anticipated DC movie, The Suicide Squad from James Gunn.
Source: Press Release