Jeffrey Wright Calls ‘The Batman’ ‘Brilliant’ & Praises Robert Pattinson

The Batman star Jeffrey Wright recently praised Robert Pattinson’s performance and the script for the highly-anticipated DC film.

We are getting closer and closer to The Batman with another look at the film expected at DC FanDome in October. In the meantime, many of the actors on the project have spoken about their experience on the film now that filming has wrapped and have teased what Matt Reeves is bringing to the mythos. While promoting Marvel Studios’ What If…?, Jeffrey Wright told that the film is very much a “throwback” to Detective Comics:

“We all made this film together, Rob and Zoë [Kravitz] and Colin [Farrell] and John Turturro, all of us working under Matt Reeves’ direction, to create these characters and a Gotham that was specific to our film. And so whatever we do individually is kind of a reflection of what we’re all doing and what Matt’s vision is. And it’s a very specific one. It’s a bit more of a throwback to the DC, as in Detective Comics, of it all.”

Like so many of the people working on the film, Wright also took the time to praise The Batman‘s story and touched on filming during COVID-19:

“I loved it. I loved the script and I loved what we were doing. We were doing it in circumstances that I didn’t love that were really very challenging. Once we shut down and when we got back to work in September it was tricky, particularly the isolation away from family over in London isolated in an empty hotel. But we made, I think, a brilliant film.”

The relationship between James Gordon and Batman is a crucial one. At the end of the interview, Wright later teased his dynamic with Robert Pattinson and how The Batman lead approached the character:

 “I loved the dynamic that Rob and I were able to create. I’m really excited for people to see what he does with this. He creates three distinct people. There’s Rob, there’s Bruce Wayne and there’s the Batman and they’re each distinct. It’s really cool. Coming at you next spring.”

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The plot of The Batman is being kept under lock and key, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger version of Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. The film will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the hero. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films with Pattinson.

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the upcoming DC film, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content.


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