'Batman': Jeffrey Wright heads to Gotham as first photos from set make their way online
With a new Batman movie on the horizon, we're gearing up to see a new Gotham as well, and the first glimpses of the fictional city have been spotted online.
A user on Twitter posted images taken in London, UK, that shows a van labeled 'Gotham Water & Power,' as well as Gotham police cars and uniformed Gotham police officers.
Beyond establishing basic municipal aspects of the city, however, the images offer no other clues to the Matt Reeves directed Batman movie. With Gotham's police force all uniformed and ready to go, they're going to need their commissioner - and he's ready to join them, albeit coming to set a little jet-lagged.
Following this tweet, Jeffery Wright - who has been confirmed to be playing Commissioner Jim Gordon in the film - mentioned on his Twitter account that he is "off to Gotham" to begin filming for the movie. He also included a bat emoji in his tweet.
Woke up jet lagged at 10pm thinking I was late. 4:45am now. Off to Gotham.🦇— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 5, 2020
There are, as of right now, very few details surrounding the as-yet-untitled 'Batman' film, which will star Robert Pattinson. Pattinson was cast in the role of Batman after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role following 'Justice League.' What we do know about the film is that it will see Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and a few other Gotham villains as well, including Colin Farrell as the Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin and Paul Dano as Edward Nygma/The Riddler. There's well over a year before the movie is set to release which leaves plenty of time for details to emerge.
Directed and co-written by Reeves, The Batman stars Andy Serkis, John Turturro, Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard among others. The film releases in cinemas on June 25, 2021.