The Batman: Blade actor Mahershala Ali kissed Robert Pattinson starrer goodbye for THIS reason?

Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:48 AM IST  |  1.3M
   
The Batman: Blade actor Mahershala Ali kissed Robert Pattinson starrer goodbye for THIS reason?
The Batman: Blade actor Mahershala Ali kissed Robert Pattinson starrer goodbye for THIS reason?
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Although Robert Pattinson is busy filming Tenet with Christopher Nolan, Matt Reeves is busy with the pre-production The Batman. The DCEU project announced that they've found their new Batman in the Twilight star. However, Warner Bros has been tight-lipped about the other cast members. Earlier today, we learned that Jonah Hill is in talks to play a villain opposite Pattinson's Cape Crusader. Deadline also revealed that Jeffrey Wright is in the talks to play Commissioner James Gordon in The Batman. However, the actor wasn't Reeves' first choice. 

It has been revealed that Blade actor Mahershala Ali was Reeves' initial choice to play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman. As per Collider's Jeff Sneider podcast titled The Sneider Cut, Mahershala was the top choice for Commissioner Gordon in The Batman. "I’m pretty sure he was Matt Reeves’ first choice for Commissioner Gordon in The Batman," he said. His scoop was backed with Variety's Justin Kroll's tweet. Kroll revealed, "Fun little fact to all the BATMAN news, prior to going out to Wright, Mahershala was in line for the role." 

Why didn't it happen? Turns out, Blade cut his chance in The Batman. The actor was approached for the MCU movie and he signed the Marvel movie before the talks could reach the final stage with regard to The Batman. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige declared Mahershala as the face of the Blade reboot at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 earlier this summer. 

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Do you think Mahershala Ali would have been the perfect fit for Commissioner James Gordon in The Batman? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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