Jeffrey Wright calls The Batman the “next evolution”

Shutterstock - Jeffrey Wright - Kathy Hutchins
Shutterstock - Jeffrey Wright - Kathy Hutchins

As the delay in filming for The Batman continues, the actors are getting a bit more of a chance to discuss what the film will be like. The latest to join in the trend is Commissioner Gordon himself, Jeffrey Wright.

The Batman shut down production on March 14 as fear of the coronavirus pandemic continued to grow. This has given the actors a lot of uncertain downtime, and a lot of time to discuss the film, albeit while keeping it cryptic.

Wright appears on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show on Thursday morning, and shared some thoughts on the film saying, “My take is — the way I explain what we’re doing is, like with any film, we’re working together to create a mood, to create an idea, a setting, a tone. This is the next evolution since 1939 when these stories began.”

He went on to add, “This is the next evolution of Gotham. So I am working off the stage (director) Matt [Reeves] is providing and also working off what (star) Robert [Pattinson] is doing. We are trying to create something together that is our own, but is also Batman.”

Searching for a way to give an example people could relate to, he mentioned the Batmobile’s design. “I read the script for the Batmobile and I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it. (Bruce Wayne) created the most badass muscle car you could imagine, but it’s grounded in Gotham. It’s grounded in Americana.”

There’s still no word as to when The Batman will return to production, and even less of an idea when we will see the first footage.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 1, 2021.


SOURCE: SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show
VIA: The Hollywood Reporter
IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Jeffrey Wright – Kathy Hutchins