Actor J.K. Simmons will be bringing Commissioner Gordon to life on the big screen as part of the DC cinematic universe in The Batman solo film. Fans will get the first glimpse of him though in Justice League.
The talented actor (Whiplash, Spider-Man) recently spoke to ScreenCrush (via Heroic Hollywood) about his role in the anticipated film, a film which currently has a 4.05 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
Simmons said “My part in the first film coming out this fall is very, very small. 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.”
So far the status of the Justice League sequel is unknown, and with Matt Reeves on The Batman, changes are likely coming to that film as well. Still, odds are Simmons will have a few different chances to occupy the role in the coming years.
You can view the official description for Justice League below.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017, while The Batman lands sometime in 2018.