J.K. Simmons On Playing Commissioner Gordon

Recently, while talking to Entertainment Weekly about Kung Fu Panda 3, Commissioner Gordon actor J.K. Simmons was asked about his approach to playing the character in Justice League.

“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. 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!”

Simmons also expressed interest in playing the character for years to come, saying:

“It’s been a fun experience, and knock wood, if it continues, then I’ll hopefully get to play Commissioner Gordon in a handful of movies.”

Although there’s been no confirmation of Simmons playing Gordon in any other DC film other than Justice League, I’m sure we’ll see him pop up in the Ben Affleck led Batman film, among others.


Are you excited to see Simmons’ portrayal of Commissioner Gordon in next year’s Justice League film? Let us know in the comment section down below.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: EW.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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