One of the leading actors in the forthcoming movie “The Batman” revealed he drew inspiration for his role as a police officer from New York City mayor Eric Adams.
Jeffrey Wright who will do the role of James Gordon in the upcoming superhero film said as a longtime Brooklyn resident he always admire Adams as a former NYPD officer.
In the movie, Gordon is the only cop in Gotham who trusts Batman when new terrors wreak havoc in the fictional metropolis.
“Gotham is kind of a proxy for New York, and I thought about Eric Adams, our current mayor, for example, who happened to be the captain at one time of my neighborhood’s precinct,” Wright said.
“He was one of the few, and certainly the most powerful, voices in blue that seemed to be speaking in line with the concerns of citizens about police brutality. … He was an outlier in a way that Gordon is an outlier, so I thought about him as a reference, among others,” Wright added.
According to reports, “The Batman” which opens on Friday ushers in a new era for the DC Comics franchise, with Robert Pattinson suiting up as the titular caped crusader for the first time.
The movie is set toward the beginning of the partnership between Bruce Wayne, who is in his second year of fighting crime as Batman, and Gordon is a police lieutenant rather than Gotham’s commissioner.