Saturday was apparently Batman Day. I didn’t even realise there was a Batman Day, but hey why not. In conjunction with the occasion, “Justice League” director Zack Snyder took to social media and posted a first look at the Dark Knight’s staunchest ally, Commissioner James Gordon! Played by the always awesome and Oscar-winning J.K. Simmons, this version of the veteran Gotham City cop is as visually perfect a rendition as fans could hope for. And because it’s Simmons, I am pretty confident he will be a memorable character. Nice touch too, posing Gordon with the Bat Signal. The 2nd photo gives you a more detailed view of him.
Filming is pretty much done, but even then Simmons revealed that his role was going to be a fairly small one. He told Comingsoon last month: “My part is done. They are filming that for basically most of 2016, so some of the superheroes are still at work in jolly old London, but I’m back home with my family…. (My scenes were) mostly with Ben. In this first installment of the Justice League, Commissioner Gordon is not a particularly sizable part. We just kind of introduce him and see a little bit of his interactions with Batman — and with most of the Justice League.”
Here’s the official synopsis: “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.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot will be reprising their roles as the DC Trinity, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.‘ Justice League, and joining them are Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Amber Heard is set to play Queen Mera in the film as well before moving to the solo Aquaman movie in 2018, with Willem Dafoe appearing as Atlantean Vulko, and J.K. Simmons playing Commissioner Gordon.”
“Justice League” is directed by Zack Snyder. It premieres 10th November 2017.