Jonah Hill in talks to join The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson; Jeffrey Wright may play Commissioner Gordon

Press Trust of India

Sep 24, 2019 11:41:07 IST

Jeffrey Wright is in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman, while Jonah Hill will be seen as one of the Caped Crusader's signature adversaries in the Matt Reeves directorial.

Robert Pattinson is toplining the cast as the popular DC Comics superhero.

 Jonah Hill in talks to join The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson; Jeffrey Wright may play Commissioner Gordon

Jeffrey Wright (left) and Jonah Hill. Images from Twitter

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 Wright posted a tweet on 24 September, seemingly confirming his role in the film.

Jim Gordon, role famously played by Gary Oldman and JK Simmons in the past, is the police commissioner/detective at the Gotham City Police Department and a reluctant ally to Batman.

A source told The Hollywood Reporter, talks with Hill are at an early stage as the two sides are yet to reach consensus on the character he will play. The choice is between two antagonists — Penguin and the Riddler.

The film is being billed as a grounded take on the Dark Knight and will feature many of Batman villains.

Reeves is directing the Warner Bros/DC film from his own script. He is also attached to produce with Dylan Clark.

The Batman will hit the theatres on 25 June, 2021.

Also read: Ahead of Matt Reeves' Batman film, a look at actors who played the Dark Knight on screen

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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Updated Date: Sep 24, 2019 11:42:29 IST