Justice League Actor on How Much Commissioner Gordon We'll See
"That was a really fun set."
Commissioner Jim Gordon is a vital part of the Batman story, and Oscar-winning Whiplash star JK Simmons is the latest actor to take on the role. Simmons will play the veteran Gotham cop in in the upcoming Justice League, and has been speaking about his involvement in the DC superhero team-up.
In an interview with ET, Simmons revealed that he had already completed his work on the film. "My part is done," he said. "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."
Although Justice League brings together a host of DC heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman, Simmons said that the majority of his screentime was with Batman, played by Ben Affleck. "Yeah, mostly with Ben," he said. "In this first installment, 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. That was a really fun set."
In recent interviews, Affleck has emphasized that the movie would be adopting a considerably lighter tone than the dark and moody Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"There's definitely room for more humor," the actor told Slashfilm. "DC movies I think, by their nature are a little more gothic, or mythic rather, than some comic book movies are. But [Dawn of Justice] was very dark and heavy because it was really rooted in Dark Knight Returns which is a heavy, dark book. And this is not that.
"[It] brings together all of these characters who have had their origins. It's about multilateralism, and it's about hope and about working together and the kind of conflicts of trying to work together with others."
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017, and also stars Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Willem Dafoe, and Amber Heard.
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