J. K. Simmons Talks Commissioner Gordon’s Look In ‘Justice League’

After giving a brilliant performance as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, J. K. Simmons has switched sides and will portray DC’s Commissioner Gordon in next year’s Justice league. A few weeks ago the film’s director, Zack Snyder, shared the below photo, giving fans their first look at Simmons in the role beside the Bat-signal…


In an interview with Collider, Simmons talked about working on set and the scale of the movie…

“Yeah well there’s not a lot of ‘small’ on those kinds of sets. When you’re working with Zack Snyder ‘small’ is not the word that comes to mind, or any of those DC Universe kinds of projects. I mean there are two schools of thought about that for actors. It is kind of nice, in a way—especially when you’re playing a supporting part—to start out just kind of doing a little ‘Oh and then you’re gonna walk down this hall, say hi to this guy, and that’s your day’s work.’ Kinda get your feet wet. Or whether it’s better to just dive into the deep end and get some of the heavy stuff out of the way. It was fun, I mean that whole universe is something I’m really excited to be a part of for a while down the road hopefully.”

Although we get a pretty good idea of what he will look like in the movie, which is very comic accurate, Simmons was then asked about the look of  the commissioner in Justice League…

“And that’s what I wanted very much to do. As we sort of went back and forth with Zack and I and the wardrobe and hair and makeup and all those people, saying how we wanted the look to be, I think we all ended up being very much on the same page.”

It would have been better if our first look at Commissioner Gordon was brighter, for example Simmons standing in full costume instead of a poorly lit rooftop. I get what Snyder was trying to do but it all comes down to personal preference. The image above looks great, I would have just preferred a clearer image as our FIRST look at the Commissioner.

Justice League hits theatres on November 16th 2017!

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Source: Collider