24 Sep 2019 10:35 AM +00:00 UTC

The Batman May Have Found Its Commissioner Gordon in Westworld's Jeffrey Wright

Just when it seemed like we were done talking about The Batman casting, The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Warner Bros may have found their Commissioner Jim Gordon. Many people would argue that there couldn't be a Batman movie without Jim Gordon so getting this casting out of the way is pretty smart. Apparently, the people in Warner Bros and DC are interested in Jeffrey Wright of Westworld fame.

Wright is reportedly in talks to play as Jim Gordon and the actor has teased this on Twitter, sharing a Bat-Signal picture from Batman Day. After all, Gordon is the man who flashes that enormous flash of light whenever some look from Arkham Asylum escapes so this is a slightly big tease. Fan reaction to the news hasn't taken off yet, though we expect some controversy since he's a black actor taking on a white character's role.

Considering how Westworld is one of the most popular shows HBO is putting out right now, we can assume that Wright will do a good job as Gordon. It is a shame that we won't be seeing J.K. Simmons as Gordon since he had the potential to be a really good version of the character. At least we'll see him as J. Jonah Jameson in a possible non-MCU Spider-Man movie.


Personally, I would have tried to get Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston since he's a fantastic actor and has voiced Gordon in the phenomenal Batman: Year One animated film. Then again, that's just me and I hope Wright does a good job.

The Batman will be coming out on June 5, 2021.

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