Despite rumors having circulated for over a month, Matt Reeves has finally confirmed Jeffrey Wright will be playing Commissioner Gordon.
Director Matt Reeves has cast Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Jim Gordon in The Batman. The next DCEU Batman film will trade Ben Affleck for a younger leading man, Robert Pattinson. Reeves and DC have been tight-lipped about the plot of the movie, which won’t be released until June 25, 2021. Still, Wright has been rumored to be Reeves’ first choice for Gordon for months.
Reports surfaced in Sept. that Jeffrey Wright had been cast as Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. To this point it had been referenced so much that it was easy to forget that it wasn’t yet official. Reeves took care of that on Wednesday with a tweet.
Matt Reeves’s tweet
Wright joins a growing cast and crew that now includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Paul Dano as Riddler.
The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.