JK Simmons has revealed the early plans the DCEU had for Commissioner Gordon after Justice League.
The early days of the DC Extended Universe were filled with promise and spectacle that delivered on the spectacle, not so much the promise. Zack Snyder’s vision for the DCEU was quickly phased out after the theatrical cut of Justice League wasn’t the commercial or critical success that Warner Bros. had hoped for. This left tons of story ideas and promises in purgatory, including the future of JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
Now that Justice League is behind Warner Bros., the DCEU has enlisted JK Simmons to return as Commissioner Gordon for HBO Max’s upcoming Batgirl solo film. While there’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to Gotham’s most iconic police officer, Simmons took a moment to look back on the character and his original plan while speaking with Josh Horowitz on Happy Sad Confused.
“When I first signed up to do Justice League, it was a three-picture deal. The intent was, at that time, that those actors were going to keep playing those iconic superheroes and there would be something for me to do in a couple more movies. As is often the case, that didn’t come to fruition for a variety of reasons.”
JK Simmons returned as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which firmly closed off what fans have referred to as the “Snyderverse” portion of the DCEU. It remains to be seen just how much of Snyder’s influence on Gordon makes its way into the upcoming Batgirl film.
Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League :
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: Happy Sad Confused