Westworld star Jeffrey Wright is set to follow his upcoming stint as Commissioner Gordon in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ The Batman by returning to Gotham City – this time as the Caped Crusader himself – for the HBO Max narrative comedy podcast Batman: The Audio Adventures.
THR reports that the project hails from SNL’s Dennis McNicholas, who writes and directs, and has been produced by Warner’s Blue Ribbon Content for the HBO Max streaming service. It is separate from the deal that was announced last year between Warner Bros. and Spotify to develop scripted podcasts and audio dramas based around the DC Comics stable of superheroes.
Along with Wright and McNicholas, the voice cast for Batman: The Audio Adventures features Chris Parnell, Melissa Villaseñor, Seth Meyers, Brent Spiner, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Sudeikis, Alan Tudyk, Heidi Gardner, Brooke Shields, Paul Scheer, Tim Meadows, Fred Armisen, Ray Wise, Ben Rodgers, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Paula Pell, and Toby Huss.
Batman: The Audio Adventures is set to launch on HBO Max this year, while The Batman is currently scheduled for release on March 4th 2022.
The Batman sees Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) donning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Carmine Falcone, Alex Ferns (Chernobyl) as Commissioner Pete Savage, Con O’Neill (Ordinary Lies) as Chief Mackenzie Bock, Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as Officer Stanley Merkel and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real.