When J.K. Simmons signed on to play Commissioner Jim Gordon in “Justice League,” the plan was to incorporate the character into future films based on DC Comics.
With the whole endeavour now being retooled in the wake of the disappointing box-office for ‘League,’ it wasn’t clear if the actor would be coming back be it for Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” or other films. Speaking with Collider this week, Simmons says it’s likely he won’t play the role again:
“There are conversations going on, that I’m not going to make public. As far as I know, there’s no opportunity, in the immediate future, for me to do more Commissioner Gordon, but I continue to be optimistic that it will happen again.”
The status of Reeves’ “The Batman” remains uncertain at this point, as does as its status as a reboot or a sequel or prequel to the Affleck-era Batman films. Cathy Yan’s “Birds of Prey” film, which is to shoot soon, isn’t expected to feature Gordon.