We’ve all seen the pics of a super-ripped J.K. Simmons making the rounds lately, and it looks like the Oscar-winning actor’s iconic DC Comics character will be as badass in Justice League as the actor looks in real life.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Simmons opened up about playing Commissioner Gordon in director Zack Snyder’s comic book movie, where he’ll star alongside stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe and Amy Adams.
Explaining that he had one more trip to London left in order to wrap his work as Commissioner Gordon in the superhero team-up movie, Simmons said working on Justice League has “been a fun experience, and knock wood, if it continues, then I’ll hopefully get to play Commissioner Gordon in a handful of movies.”
The actor also revealed what to expect from his version of Batman’s long-time friend and ally, Jim Gordon.
“People of my generation remember Commissioner Gordon as this jolly, ineffectual Santa Claus type, and I think over the years in the comics there’s definitely much more of a badass side to him,” Simmons explains. “One of the things that’s interesting to me is investigating hopefully a little bit more of that badass [side]…You’re living in a universe where it’s pretty tough to be a badass compared to somebody like Batman, but in the universe of non-superheroes I like the idea of Commissioner Gordon as a guy that can take care of himself, a guy that’s a real partner to Batman, not just a guy that turns on the bat signal and goes, ‘Help! Help, Batman!’”
What do you guys think? Do you like the idea of a badass Commissioner Gordon for Justice League?