Jeffrey Wright will soon be joining a long line of actors to play Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, and that means taking some work to make yourself stand out.
Wright is an accomplished actor, and if anyone is up to the task of making their Gordon unique, it’s probably him. In a new interview, he talks a bit about what it took to pull this movie together and to make it unique.
“We all made this film together, Rob and Zoë [Kravitz] and Colin [Farrell] and John Turturro, all of us working under Matt Reeves’ direction, to create these characters and a Gotham that was specific to our film,” Wright told ComicBook.com. “And so whatever we do individually is kind of a reflection of what we’re all doing and what Matt’s vision is. And it’s a very specific one. It’s a bit more of a throwback to the DC, as in Detective Comics, of it all.”
“I loved the script and I loved what we were doing,” Wright added. “We were doing it in circumstances that I didn’t love that were really very challenging. Once we shut down and when we got back to work in September it was tricky, particularly the isolation away from family over in London isolated in an empty hotel. But we made, I think, a brilliant film.”
Of course, one of the key factors for Wright will be his dynamic with Robert Pattinson’s Batman. Commissioner Gordon is one of the few people Batman trusts, and how they relate to one another is essential. “I loved the dynamic that Rob and I were able to create,” said Wright. “I’m really excited for people to see what he does with this. He creates three distinct people. There’s Rob, there’s Bruce Wayne and there’s the Batman and they’re each distinct. It’s really cool. Coming at you next spring.”
The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.