On Saturday, Zack Snyder tweeted out our first look at J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The image shows Gordon, in striking black-and-white, waiting on a rooftop next to a lit Bat-signal. Which raises the obvious question: Who is he waiting for?
Fortunately, Heroic Hollywood’s Editor-In-Chief Umberto Gonzalez brought us the answer back during his visit to the set of Justice League in June. He described the filming of a rooftop scene as follows:
During the set visit, we witnessed the filming of J.K. Simmons Commissioner Gordon’s first day on set. Simmons looks amazing as Gordon. In the scene, Gordon uses the Bat Signal to call Batman. Batman arrives with Wonder Woman and The Flash. Gordon hands Batman what seems like a newspaper. Apparently scientists are being kidnapped by Parademons in both Gotham City and Metropolis. Here is a preview:
Gordon: How many of you are there?
Batman: Not enough.
Gordon: Dozens of witnesses all over Gotham. Descriptions matches suspects in the Metropolis abductions.
Batman: Bad guys. Flying Monkeys.
Cyborg enters the scene…Wonder Woman smiles at Cyborg. An acknowledgement.
Cyborg: The Head Of Star Labs was taken tonight.
There is a cool line that follows which we won’t spoil but Batman, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman exit the scene. The Flash says something funny to Gordon before leaving.
The rooftop seems to line up with Gonzalez’s description of the scene, so we can pretty safely assume that the picture is from Gordon’s first meeting with the Justice League, which means it also serves as our first look at the Justice League’s Gotham City.
Excited to see Commissioner Gordon interact with the wider DC Universe for the first time? Let us know in the comments.
Justice League: 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 releases on November 17, 2017
(Brandon Harrison Wagner)