J.K. Simmons To Play Commissioner Gordon In Justice League

Posted by March 7, 2016 Comment

simmonsIt seems Commissioner Gordon will have a part to play in Justice League Part One and joining the ranks of the esteemed men to play James Gordon on screen is Spider-Man‘s former J. Jonah Jameson, J.K. Simmons.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons will become Gotham’s top cop in the film, slated to begin production in April. He joins a rarefied group including actors Neil Hamilton, Pat Hingle and Gary Oldman, among others. The part was also memorably voiced by actor Bob Hastings in Batman: The Animated Series. Breaking Bad alums Bryan Cranston and Jonathan Banks have also lent their voices to Gordon in the Batman: Year One animated movie and Batman: Arkham Knight game respectively.

It is unclear just how large Simmons’ role will be. Gordon has come to be a central figure via The Dark Knight trilogy and the current Gotham TV series, but traditionally offered a supporting role. And with seven key superheroes filling the screen, there may not be too much room left for the character.

Justice League Part One opens on November 17th, 2017.

(Last Updated March 7, 2016 2:45 pm )