Will a much-loved resident of Gotham show up in Batman v. Superman?

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Jun 4, 2014

Alfred Pennyworth might not be the only associate of the Dark Knight who will show up in Batman v. Superman. Warning: potential spoilers ahead ...

While it's already been confirmed that Batman's loyal partner and butler will turn up in the movie (played by Jeremy Irons), the Batman On Film website has also been hearing that another reliable figure from Bat-history could make an appearance as well. 

That figure is one Commissioner Jim Gordon, which would make sense, since this film's Batman (Ben Affleck) is supposed to be seasoned and older -- meaning that many of the standard characters from the Batman canon would already be established, Gordon, presumably, among them.

If Gordon was going to be in the movie, shouldn't we have heard about who was playing him by now? Not necessarily. Production has only recently gotten underway on director Zack Snyder's followup to Man of Steel, meaning it's quite possible that the role has yet to be nailed down.

If Gordon does show up, would Gary Oldman consider returning? The British actor's interpretation of Gotham's top cop in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy was widely popular with fans, for one thing. I've also heard -- through some obscure and unofficial back channels -- that this movie and Nolan's will be revealed to be in the same continuity, with Affleck simply picking up where Christian Bale left off (i.e. he'll come out of retirement to figure out how to deal with the big Kryptonian who just wrecked Metropolis). 

Oldman's return would firmly connect Nolan's triptych to Snyder's saga, but that stays filed strictly as rumor for now. But if Oldman wouldn't come back, who do you think should play Gordon opposite Affleck's Batman?

Batman v. Superman; Dawn of Justice, starring Affleck, Irons, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, is out in theaters May 6, 2016.

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