J.K. Simmons Discusses His Approach For Playing Commissioner Gordon In ‘Justice League’

Justice League will see Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash teaming up to stop Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, but the movie will also introduce us to other characters such as Commissioner Gordon, who will be played by Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons.

While doing the press rounds for the home release of Kung Fu Panda 3, Simmons spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his approach to Commissioner Gordon in the Zack Snyder-directed movie:

“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!’”

The actor also mentioned that he hopes to continue playing the character in the DC Extended Universe after he’s done with this movie:

“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.”

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe, Zack Snyder’s Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017. Are you guys looking forward to seeing Simmons’ take on Commissioner Gordon?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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