Jeffrey Wright has answered the bat signal.
The Westworld actor has been confirmed as Batman’s confidante, Commissioner Gordon, in the upcoming reboot of the Caped Crusader’s story.
Gary Oldman famously portrayed Gotham’s police chief in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series which starred Christian Bale in the titular role.
The news of Wright joining the cast of The Batman was confirmed by none other than director Matt Reeves.
The filmmaker shared a GIF on Twitter of Wright saying, “Tweet something,” and that caption, “Tweet! #Gordon.”
Wright’s addition is the latest bit of news from the film which will have Robert Pattinson taking on the part of Bruce Wayne. Zoë Kravitz has been announced in the role of Catwoman — previously played by Anne Hathaway — and Paul Dano will bring The Riddler to life for the first time since 1995’s Batman Forever.
We now wait patiently to see who will be cast as Batman’s faithful butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
The Batman swoops into theatres on June 25th, 2021.