As we know, Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has been cast as Commissioner Jim Gordon in Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Justice League Part One” and that it would be a role that, like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the MCU, could crossover into multiple films that make up the gestating DC Extended Universe.
So one question is obviously how much time we get with his take on the character in ‘Justice’. Whilst out doing promotion for “The Meddler,” Simmons revealed to DP-30 that his part won’t have much screen time initially – but should be around for numerous other films:
“I’m going into a thing that hopefully will be 2, 3, 4, maybe more movies for me, and my part in the first one is really very small. But obviously, we know who the guy is. We know his whole backstory, based on the comic book. So, I’m just gonna finish doing my research on that. And probably not watch the other actors who have played the part, because that is kind of intimidating, honestly, and I don’t think I would find that to be productive. So, I’ll do my take.”
A “Batman” solo film written and directed by Ben Affleck is in the works with Simmons’ character likely to play a much bigger part in that. Unfortunately that film has yet to set a release date.