Jeffrey Wright, who plays Jim Gordon in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, recently gave some very little information about his take on the iconic character, as well as sung the praises of the design of the film’s Batmobile.
Wright appeared on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle show this week and when he was asked about his take on the character of Jim Gordon, he just responded with:
“I play Gordon. I’ll just say that. So, yes, I play Jim Gordon.”
Notice how he doesn’t use the word “Commissioner” to describe his character. If the character isn’t the police commissioner yet in the movie, this would line up with the story being set early in Batman’s career, with Gordon not yet being in charge, similar to the way Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy didn’t have Gordon become commissioner until the second movie.
Wright went on the explain that he, Reeves, and the entire cast of the movie are striving “to create something together that is our own, but is also Batman.”
“This is the next evolution of Gotham,” he said.
He also went on to praise the design of the film’s Batmobile, something that every Batman movie needs. This Batmobile was revealed by Matt Reeves on Twitter last month.
🦇🏎 #TheBatman pic.twitter.com/qJFNprk1ut
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 4, 2020
“I read the script for the Batmobile and I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it,'” Wright explained saying this film’s Batman “created the most badass muscle car you could imagine, but it’s grounded in Gotham. It’s grounded in Americana.”
While the production of the movie has been shut down, for now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the cast and crew of the film are continuing to build excitement for the long-awaited Batman film.
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