That’s right folks! From Hollywood Reporter comes word that the actor who flawlessly nailed the role of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy will be playing the role of none other than Gotham’s own incorruptible police Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming Justice League Part 1!
Currently, it is unknown in what capacity Simmons’ iteration of Gordon will be involved in the first part of the JL flick. It can be assumed however that his role will carry over into the Batman reboot, titled thus far as The Batman, which is currently slated for release some time in 2019.
A long standing and staple character in the DC Comics brand, James Gordon has been portrayed by a host of actors in a multitude of films and series, both animated and live-action. Neil Hamilton played him on the hilariously campy 1966 Batman serial, which starred Adam West. Pat Hingle took on the role in Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher’s Batman films (the breathtakingly abysmal Batman & Robin included). Gary Oldman took on the role in Christopher Nolan’s [mostly] critically acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy, and — currently — Ben McKenzie plays a young iteration on FOX’s Gotham.
Animated versions of the commissioner have played by actors the like of Bryan Cranston, Jim Meskimen, Richard Epcar and the late and great Bob Hastings (to name a few).
Simmons will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot as the DC Trinity, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman respectively. Jason Mamoa, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller will play Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Victor Stone/Cyborg and Barry Allen/The Flash. Amber Heard will play Queen Mera in JL Part 1 prior to joining Mamoa in the solo Aquaman film. Justice League begins filming in April and will take place in both Iceland and London.
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