8 Mar – The DC character Commissioner James Gordon has been in many Batman film productions, with Gary Oldman being the last to play the iconic Gotham City policeman under the Christopher Nolan series.
Now Zack Snyder has found his Commissioner for Gotham after casting J.K. Simmons for the part in the upcoming 2017 superhero ensemble movie, "Justice League: Part 1" according to Empire.
The 61-year old actor is no alien to the comic world after portraying editor, J. Jonah Jameson of the Daily Bugle for Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" movies. His role in the film was reviewed as the best and most accurate portrayal of the Marvel character.
Now he will undertake the role of a DC character as Commissioner Gordon existing in a world where Batman has been active, retired, and then later coming out of retirement to settle some unfinished business.
Commissioner James Gordon may not be a superhero, but he is an integral part of the Batman fictional mythos and is the lead character in the TV series "Gotham" where Fox's take on Gordon's early days is played by actor Benjamin McKenzie.
2015 proves to be a busy year for Oscar winner Simmons as he reteamed with Damien Chazelle for "La La Land", and he also voiced a character on the newly-released Disney blockbuster hit "Zootopia".
His future projects include the Boston bombing film "Patriots' Day" followed by "The Meddler", "The Accountant", "Bastards" and "The Snowman".
"Justice League: Part 1" is set to start principal photography next month and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and many more.
The film will be released in November 2017 with a sequel planned for June 2019.
But before that don't miss "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" this 24 March 2016 at cinemas nationwide.