Jeffrey Wright Will Star In HBO Max’s Batman Podcast
Next year, Jeffrey Wright will appear in The Batman as the Dark Knight’s long time ally, James Gordon. However, Wright’s next DC role will be Batman himself in a surprising new project from HBO Max.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Wright will portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: The Audio Adventures, a HBO Max original podcast. According to the report, this podcast will feature a comedic take on Batman. Additionally, Chris Parnell, Melissa Villaseñor, Seth Meyers, Brent Spiner, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, and Rosario Dawson will lend their voices to the show. Jason Sudeikis and Alan Tudyk will also have roles, alongside 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 was created, written and directed by Dennis McNicholas, a veteran of Saturday Night Live. McNicholas will also voice a character on the series. He is producing the series with Angela Petrella (Golan the Insatiable) and Jon Berg (Justice League).
THR also notes that this podcast is separate from DC’s deal with Spotify for Batman Unburied and other scripted podcasts. There is no release date for that podcast yet.
HBO Max will premiere Batman: The Audio Adventures in 2022.
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