Jeffery Wright: THE BATMAN’s Batman is “The World’s Greatest Detective”

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Jeffery Wright as Jim Gordon in THE BATMAN

Jeffery Wright — who plays GCPD’s James Gordon in THE BATMAN — recently appeared on Sirus/XM radio and talked a bit about the film and the trailer released at DC FanDome.  The video is below, but here are a few highlights…

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  • He didn’t recognize Colin Farrell in makeup as The Penguin!
  • Confirmed that they are going back to work “next month” — which backs up the reports that THE BATMAN will resume production in September.
  • When he read the script, his reaction was “Yeah, yeah…this is ON it.”
  • The script is “…beholden to the idea that Batman is the ‘World’s Greatest Detective.'”
  • How The Batmobile was described in the script was very appealing to him.
  • The script had a “groundedness” about it that really struck him.  Gotham is very “assessable.”
  • The tone of the film is “…really emotional, provocative, and psychological.”
  • The trailer does not include any CGI — it was all photographed.

RELATED: BOF’s “Everything About THE BATMAN Page”

He said a lot of other cool stuff about THE BATMAN — including the “Holmes/Watson” dynamic between Batman and Gordon — so make sure you check out the full video below! – Bill “Jett” Ramey


Filming of THE BATMAN is currently filming in the UK.  Follow BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page.  Make plans to attend BOF’s THE BATMAN Watch Party.  THE BATMAN hits theaters on October 1, 2021.