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New Gordon: Batman director Matt Reeves has announced another cast member, with Jeffrey Wright on board to play Jim Gordon

The Batman throws Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon alongside Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano

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The Batman director Matt Reeves has announced another cast member, with Jeffrey Wright on board to play Jim Gordon.

Reeves, 53, shared a GIF from a 2018 video Wright, 53, made for HBO and The Atlantic, where at one point he said: & # 39; Tweet something & # 39 ;.

Wright himself has not responded publicly to the casting announcement, but he is simply the newest controversial star who joins the increasingly diverse cast of The Batman.

New Gordon: Batman director Matt Reeves has announced another cast member, with Jeffrey Wright on board to play Jim Gordon

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New Gordon: Batman director Matt Reeves has announced another cast member, with Jeffrey Wright on board to play Jim Gordon

New role: Wright himself has not responded publicly to the casting announcement, but he is simply the latest high-profile star who joins the increasingly diverse cast of The Batman

New role: Wright himself has not responded publicly to the casting announcement, but he is simply the latest high-profile star who joins the increasingly diverse cast of The Batman

New role: Wright himself has not responded publicly to the casting announcement, but he is simply the latest high-profile star who joins the increasingly diverse cast of The Batman

Wright was first linked to the role of Jim Gordon in mid-September, then The Hollywood Reporter revealed that he was talking about the role.

That report also revealed that Jonah Hill was in early conversations to play a villainous role that is claimed to be The Penguin or The Riddler.

However, it was reported by Variety mid-October Hill passed on the role mid-October, although Reeves has now confirmed Wright as Gordon.

Former villain: that report also showed that Jonah Hill was in early conversations to play a villain, who is claimed to be The Penguin of The Riddler

Former villain: that report also showed that Jonah Hill was in early conversations to play a villain, who is claimed to be The Penguin of The Riddler

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Former villain: that report also showed that Jonah Hill was in early conversations to play a villain, who is claimed to be The Penguin of The Riddler

Wright becomes the first black actor to play Commissioner Gordon, a character who debuted in the comics in 1939.

Neil Hamilton played commissioner Gordon in the original Batman series from 1966, with Pat Hingle Gordon playing in the early Batman films, 1989 & # 39; s Batman, 1992 & # 39; s Batman Returns, 1995 & # 39; s Batman Forever and 1997 & # 39; s Batman and Robin.

Gary Oldman played Gordon in director Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, Batman Begins 2005, The Dark Knight 2008 and The Dark Knight Returns 2012.

First: Wright becomes the first black actor to play Commissioner Gordon, a character who debuted in the comics in 1939

First: Wright becomes the first black actor to play Commissioner Gordon, a character who debuted in the comics in 1939

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First: Wright becomes the first black actor to play Commissioner Gordon, a character who debuted in the comics in 1939

The last actor to play Commissioner Gordon, the Gotham police leader and chief ally of Bruce Wayne / Batman, was J.K. Simmons in Justice League 2017.

Reeves joins Robert Pattison, who signed with Bruce Wayne / Batman in May, Zoe Kravitz, who was cast two weeks ago as Selina Kyle / Catwoman and Paul Dano, who signed two weeks ago to play Edward Nashton / The Riddler.

There is no word yet about which character will be the next cast for The Batman, which is scheduled for release on June 25, 2021 and will start filming sometime next year.

Commissioner: The last actor to play Commissioner Gordon, the Gotham police leader and important ally of Bruce Wayne / Batman, was J.K. Simmons in Justice League 2017

Commissioner: The last actor to play Commissioner Gordon, the Gotham police leader and important ally of Bruce Wayne / Batman, was J.K. Simmons in Justice League 2017

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Commissioner: The last actor to play Commissioner Gordon, the Gotham police leader and important ally of Bruce Wayne / Batman, was J.K. Simmons in Justice League 2017

Wright portrays Bernard Lowe in the hit series Westworld by HBO, which returns for the third season in 2020.

He recently played in The Goldfinch and The Laundromat, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival.

He will play his role again as Felix Leiter from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace in the new James Bond film No Time to Die.

Coming soon: Wright portrays Bernard Lowe in HBO & # 39; s hit series Westworld, which returns for the third season in 2020

Coming soon: Wright portrays Bernard Lowe in HBO & # 39; s hit series Westworld, which returns for the third season in 2020

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Coming soon: Wright portrays Bernard Lowe in HBO & # 39; s hit series Westworld, which returns for the third season in 2020

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