Jeffrey Wright has praised Robert Pattinson's performance in The Batman, saying he is really excited for fans to see how the British actor inhabits the leading role.

The acclaimed American actor stars as Commissioner Gordon in the Matt Reeves-directed movie, alongside Pattinson as the titular Caped Crusader.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, Wright enthused about his co-star: "I loved the dynamic that Rob and I were able to create.

"I'm really excited for people to see what he does with this. He creates three distinct people. There's Rob, there's Bruce Wayne and there's the Batman and they're each distinct. It's really cool. Coming at you next spring."

Robert Pattinson pictured filming The Batman in October 2020

The Westworld actor, who appears alongside Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and John Tuturro as Carmine Falcone, suggested that the highly-anticipated movie has a "throwback" feel.

He shared: "We all made this film together, Rob and Zoe [Kravitz] and Colin [Farrell] and John Turturro, all of us working under Matt Reeves' direction, to create these characters and a Gotham that was specific to our film.

"And so whatever we do individually is kind of a reflection of what we're all doing and what Matt's vision is. And it's a very specific one. It's a bit more of a throwback to the DC, as in Detective Comics, of it all."

Wright says The Batman feels like a "throwback" to the DC

Wright said he "loved" working on the film despite the challenges of shooting during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I loved the script and I loved what we were doing. We were doing it in circumstances that I didn't love that were really very challenging", he said.

"Once we shut down and when we got back to work in September it was tricky, particularly the isolation away from family over in London isolated in an empty hotel. But we made, I think, a brilliant film."

The Batman is due in cinemas on 4 March, 2022.

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