There's a lot of anticipation right now to Matt Reeves' The Batman as it will give us a new iteration of the Caped Crusader played by Robert Pattinson. One of the castings in the upcoming film that got fans excited is Westworld star Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, one of Batman's known allies. But of course, there are also fans who are not enthusiastic about his casting and the actor has something to say about it.
Wright responded to a tweet from a troll on Twitter who questioned his casting as Commissioner Gordon, who is traditionally played by a white actor. The Emmy winner became the first African-American actor to play the character on the big screen. In response to the troll, the actor decided to post a hilarious clip from the movie The Pink Panther Returns which has received more than 1,500 likes.
Wright is one of the most beloved and respected actors in the industry thanks to his iconic roles in Angels in America, Westworld, What If...?, the Daniel Craig James Bond movies, and more. His casting as Gordon in The Batman was welcomed by fans as it marks a significant change to the character and it shows that the film will have a different take on Batman's ally. Of course, Wright is also a talented actor and it's always great whenever someone of his caliber is involved in a film like this.
The actor's response to the troll showed that he has no time for such nonsense and he has the right to do it. They can criticize his casting all day, but that doesn't stop Wright from playing the role since the film is already done and he can just prove once it's been released that he is indeed the perfect fit for Gordon based on Reeves' vision of the film.
The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4.