THE BATMAN Star Jeffrey Wright Says This Gotham City Is Unlike Any Other Version We've Seen On Screen Before

The Batman star Jeffrey Wright has teased what fans can expect from Matt Reeves' take on Gotham City, promising that this Gotham is unlike any we've seen on screen before because it's more realistic.

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The Batman is clearly going to be quite a departure from what we're used to seeing in the DC Extended Universe, with this gritty take on the Dark Knight perhaps more grounded in reality than even Christopher Nolan's. That's seemingly going to be reflected in Gotham City itself, especially if these new comments from Jim Gordon actor Jeffrey Wright are anything to go by. 

Talking to IndieWire, the What If...? star explained how filmmaker Matt Reeves managed to find ways to reflect our world in the fictional home of the Caped Crusader. 

"I saw the themes around corruption and class tensions and all of the things that he wanted to bring from the outside into this world so it had some relevance," the actor explains. "It’s bringing fiction into non-fiction in a way that’s balanced and really cool."

Wright added that the script presents a Gotham City "unlike Gothams we’d seen before. It was a Gotham we could touch. The way the Batmobile was described, I understood the aesthetic we were going for was something really palpable. If you squint your eyes in some backstreet of New York, you could see it appear."

Gotham is always a character in its own right in these Batman movies, but it sounds like Reeves plans to explore that concept in new ways. How comic book fans will feel about this approach to the source material remains to be seen, but we don't have long to wait until that new trailer is revealed during next month's DC FanDome event. 

After multiple delays, The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4, 2022. 

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