Justin Kroll of Variety has reported that trusted sources indicate Jeffrey Wright is being eyed for the role of Commissioner Gordon in the up coming DC Film, The Batman.
Also reported, Jonah Hill is also in talks for an unspecified role. Many pundits are leaning towards the Riddler. I’m hoping for Penguin, personally.
They are both fantastic actors, but I hope Wright is playing Riddler. Because he would kill it.
Now, some of you may remember reports that WB, Matt Reeves and Cathy Yan were trying to figure out which project is using what villains. If I recall, both wanted to use the Penguin. Seeing as he doesnt seem to be in Birds of Prey I’m hoping it’s because hes in Batman. Black Mask and Penguin can be used very similarly (crime boss) so I’m hoping that’s what happened.
If Wright is Gordon…we just lost another redhead. It would definitely disconnect these films from DCEU.