After ongoing rumors that he would be cast for the role of Commissioner Gordon in The Batman, Jeffrey Wright was finally confirmed by director Matt Reeves.
On his official Twitter page, Reeves left a short and sweet message, announcing the major casting decision for his upcoming blockbuster.
With that, Wright joins a star-studded cast that includes Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler. More casting decisions should be announced in the coming months.
But for now, fans can look forward to a promising core that figure to take the Batman franchise to new heights. The film is currently slated for a June 25, 2021 release, according to IMDB.
Wright achieved fame for his portrayal of Norman "Belize" Ariaga in the Angels in America series. He has also portrayed James Bond's ally, CIA Operative Felix Leiter, in Casino Royale and Quantom of Solace. Wright will reprise the role in No Time to Die, which is expected to be Daniel Craig's final performance as 007.
The Commissioner Gordon role was previously portrayed by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's Trilogy: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Prior to Oldman, the late Pat Hingle portrayed Commissioner Gordon in the first four Batman live theatrical films: Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).
Ben Affleck portrayed the World's Greatest Detective in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), both of which were directed by Zack Snyder. However, both left the franchise - and Pattinson and Reeves are tasked with rebuilding the franchise after the last two Batman films received plenty of negative reviews.
The plot and storyline for The Batman aren't known yet, but it's already shaping up to be a can't-miss blockbuster. This is an excellent cast that includes two of the most popular villains from the DC Comics, after all. We simply can't wait to see who else is coming aboard for the film.