Earlier this month, fans got their first real glimpse of The Batman during DC FanDome. However, Jeffrey Wright got to see the new Gotham City up close. The Westworld star will appear as Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming film. Via ComingSoon, Wright’s recent interview with ComicBookMovie shed some light on his decision to take the role. Apparently, the Batmobile was one of the selling points to get Wright on board.
“I think one of the aspects of the script that I was really stoked about was the Batmobile, the way it was described — It was described as this kind of retro, hyper-modified muscle car, that’s just the craziest coolest thing you’d ever seen,” said Wright. “And when I read that I said ‘aha, yes.’ Because what it’s trying to achieve and what it does achieve is to create an accessibility for our Gotham, a world that is tangible and grounded in a very familiar reality. But at the same time it’s still fantastical, it’s still tweaked.”
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Additionally, Wright indicated that the mystery story at the heart of The Batman drew him in as well.
“Westworld, [as] you know, this show is very much about mystery,” noted Wright. “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.”
The Batman will hit theaters on October 1, 2021.
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