Jeffrey Wright Says Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ Evolves The Hero

The Batman star Jeffrey Wright opened up about the Matt Reeves film, saying that the Robert Pattinson version will evolve the Dark Knight.

Although work on the film is currently on hiatus thanks to the global pandemic, Jeffrey Wright opened up on what makes The Batman different during in an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle show. He explained that the film will evolve both the character and Gotham City to something that fans haven’t seen before. The actor added that the people behind the movie are all trying to create a unique setting and tone for the Robert Pattinson film.

“The way I explain what we’re doing is, like with any film, we’re working together to create a mood, to create an idea, a setting, a tone. This is the next evolution since 1939 when these stories began. This is the next evolution of Gotham.”

The Batman star Jeffrey Wright went on to explain that he’s been bouncing off both director Matt Reeves and Pattinson when filming. The star also revealed his initial reaction when he learnt what the Batmobile was going to look like in the film, explaining that the “badass” car is rooted in Americana while still feeling natural to Gotham. It’s not the first time Wright has teased the Batmobile, previously telling fans that they’ll love the sound it makes.

“So I am working off the stage Matt [Reeves] is providing and also working off what Robert [Pattinson] is doing. We are trying to create something together that is our own, but is also Batman… I read the script for the Batmobile and I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it,’ [Bruce Wayne] created the most badass muscle car you could imagine, but it’s grounded in Gotham. It’s grounded in Americana.”

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Full plot details on The Batman are being kept under wraps, but we know that the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. Following the Dark Knight during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector, The Batman will also make use of the hero’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous live-action adaptations. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.

Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, 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 October 1, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Jeffrey Wright, Matt Reeves, and The Batman, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

Source: SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.