When Zack Snyder’s Justice League hits theaters later this year, audiences will be introduced to the DC Extended Universe version of classic DC Comics character Commissioner Gordon. Played by Academy Award winner J. K. Simmons, few details on Commissioner Gordon’s role in the film have been known up to this point aside from the fact that he will share at least one scene with a few of the titular team’s members. Now, in an interview with ScreenCrush, Simmons shared new details on Gordon’s role in Justice League and discussed the character’s future in later DC projects.
Simmons reveled that Gordon’s role in Justice League will be small, but expressed his hope that he will be able to reprise the role a number of times.
“My part in the first film coming out this fall is very, very small. It’s a little introduction of the character. But whenever the next one gets off the ground, whether it’s The Batman movie or the Justice League sequel, and I know those things are getting shuffled around right now … we thought we might be getting to work pretty soon on The Batman, but we’ll see what the future brings. Hopefully that’ll be another comic-book character that I get to take two or three or four cracks at.”
The scheduling shuffling Simmons mentions to is likely a reference to recent reports that production on The Batman won’t likely begin production until 2018.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.