This November, fans will get a chance to meet the new Commissioner of the GCPD in Zack Snyder's Justice League. However, according to actor J.K. Simmons, who plays the role of famed Batman ally Jim Gordon in the film, it's a rather small part.
"My part in the first film coming out this fall is very, very small," he told our friends over at Screen Crush in a recent interview. "It’s a little introduction of the character. But whenever the next one gets off the ground, whether it’s The Batman movie or the Justice League sequel, and I know those things are getting shuffled around right now … we thought we might be getting to work pretty soon on The Batman, but we’ll see what the future brings. Hopefully that’ll be another comic-book character that I get to take two or three or four cracks at."
Fans learned of Simmons' casting in the iconic role last March.
Numerous actors have taken up the role of Commissioner James Gordon over the years. Lyle Talbot did so in the 1949 series Batman and Robin, Neil Hamilton took over for the Batman TV show back in the 1960s, while Pat Hingle took up the role for three Batman movies spanning from 1989 until 1995. Most recently, Gary Oldman played the role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy while Ben McKenzie is playing a younger version on theDC Entertainment drama Gotham.
Previously, Simmons has mentioned how he'd like to explore the more badass side of the character throughout the course of the DCEU. The actor hopes to showcase Jim Gordon as the type of man who can handle himself when it comes the viciousness of Gotham, and not just someone who runs to turn on the bat signal when trouble arrives.
Justice League arrives in theaters on November 17th.
Source: Screen Crush
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