Jeffrey Wright discusses the mystery aspect of The Batman

With the first The Batman trailer out in the world, it seems that the cast may be a little bit freer with what they can discuss.

As the cast and crew prepare to return to work on The Batman, Jeffrey Wright appears on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. While the interview covered multiple topics, The Batman got a lengthy bit of attention. One of the highlights of that portion was discussing the mystery aspect of the upcoming story.

First of all the script, when I read the script I said to myself ‘yeah, this is on it’. Because as you described about Westworld, you know, this show is very much about mystery, Batman, the series. You go back to the original, it’s DC, it’s Detective Comics and the script is really beholden to that, beholden to this idea of Batman is the world’s greatest detective. I think, as Gary Oldman once described, you know Gordon is something of a Watson to him. The script honors that and also sets a tone that’s very clear and a tone that’s been captured in that trailer.

All told, Wright speaks about The Batman for just under six minutes, and it’s well worth your time. He mentions his shock at seeing Colin Farrell in the Penguin makeup, the lack of CGI in the trailer, and a lot more.

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