J.K. Simmons Cast as Commissioner Gordon in JUSTICE LEAGUE Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: March 7, 2016
Per VARIETY.COM, J.K. Simmons has been cast as Comissioner Gordon in the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE film.
Simmons takes over the role of Jim Gordon – albeit it different Jim Gordon, continuity-wise – from Gary Oldman who played Gotham’s police commissioner in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY. Simmons will the fifth actor to play the iconic Batman Family character on on the big screen, following Lyle Talbot in the 1949 serial BATMAN AND ROBIN, Neil Hamilton in the 1966's BATMAN (as well as the 1960s TV series), Pat Hingle in the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher anthology (BATMAN, BATMAN RETURNS, BATMAN FOREVER, BATMAN & ROBIN), and, of course, the aforementioned Gary Oldman. Ben McKenzie currently plays a younger version of the character on TV on FOX's GOTHAM.
Commissioner Gordon (via DC Comics)
There had been online rumors suggesting that Gordon was dead by the time of the events of BATMAN v SUPERMAN, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Ironically, I was just discussing who would play Jim Gordon in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film – which might be a prequel (at least part of it) – yesterday on Twitter...
With Kurt Russell in the MCU, I guess he's now unavailable as Commissioner Gordon in the solo #Batfleck Bat-Flick.