During a recent interview with DISCUSSING FILM, Jeffery Wright — who currently plays Lt. Gordon in THE BATMAN SAGA — was asked what he would like to see with Jim Gordon in the upcoming sequel.

Well, it’s probably not a good idea to get too far ahead of Matt [Reeves].  One of the things that I’ve spoken about with him a little bit is, in playing the role, I wondered about his private life and I wonder about people who have the level of responsibility that he has, having that public face of rectitude and goodness. I wonder what lies underneath Commissioner Gordon because The Batman wears his cowl but, in some ways, Gordon wears a mask too.

Gordon represents justice in a way through his type of righteousness, not sanctimony, and I wonder what might lie behind that mask with the sacrifices that he may have to consider because he gives so much to this public persona and his civic duty. What’s the bearing of all that on him, underneath his mask? Those are questions that might be interesting to pursue, but we’ll see. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to read and dive back into it, but I know as much as you know about it at the moment. We’ll get there!

I’d love to see more of the personal/private side of Jim Gordon in TB2 as well. Matt Reeves likes to collaborate with his actors, so I’m sure he took note of what Wright had to say.

As of now, THE BATMAN: PART II is slated for an October 3, 2025 release date. The word is that filming will commence later this year, most likely in the latter part of the Summer.

Also, news about THE BATMAN: PART II will get here soon enough, so relax and — as I always say — enjoy the ride.  The film will be here and gone before you know it. Case in point, it’s been 2 years since THE BATMAN was released. Yeah. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

(Thanks to BOF’s Peter Verra for the heads up!)

THE BATMAN: PART II will be released on October 3, 2025.  For BOF’s coverage of this film, visit BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN: PART II Page. For BOF’s coverage of 2022’s THE BATMAN, visit BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN PageCLICK HERE for BOF’s coverage of THE PENGUIN.