Submitted on Friday, 11/1/2019, at 11:54 AM

Fire up the Bat Signal! Following up a “talks are under way” story in The Hollywood Reporter, director Matt Reeves has confirmed that Jeffrey Wright '87 has been cast as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon for Reeves’ upcoming film The Batman. Previous incarnations of the character have been played by Gary Oldman, J.K. Simmons, Pat Hingle and Neil Hamilton. The movie is currently slated for a 2021 release.

Reeves subsequently took to Twitter to confirm the report.

“Wright, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, will be a key asset to what is already an intriguing cast that includes Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman/Selina Kyle and Robert Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Wright is quite the acclaimed actor, most recently for his work in Westworld,” writes The Root.