In a new interview, Academy Award Winner J. K. Simmons talks about his role as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming “Justice League.” “My part in the first film coming out this fall is very, very small,” Simmons told Screencrush.
“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.”
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, the odds are Simmons will have a chance “to take two or three or four cracks at” playing Commissioner Gordon in the coming years.
Last March, it was announced that Simmons was cast in “Justice League,” having taken over the role from Gary Oldman, who played the police commissioner in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. The character also currently appears on the small screen, with Ben McKenzie as a much younger Gordon on Fox’s “Gotham.”