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Interview: Jeffrey Wright On ‘The Batman’, Stepping Into The Role Of Jim Gordon & Working With Robert Pattinson

The highly anticipated flick featuring Gotham’s Caped Crusader is nearly here!

I was fortunate enough to speak to Jeffrey Wright on his character in The Batman and what he makes of this new Gotham. In the interview, Wright digs further into Gordon’s relationship with Batman (Robert Pattinson) and gives some much-needed insight on being the first Black Gordon audiences have seen.

Check out the interview with Jeffrey Wright below:

The Batman Official Synopsis

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Oz a.k.a. The Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton/a.k.a. The Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon in The Batman
Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon in The Batman. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

More than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

The Batman gets his vengeance in theaters on March 4.

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