J.K. Simmons Talks About His “Justice League” Role As Commissioner Gordon

The Oscar winning actor, who once portrayed J. Jonah Jameson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, says his new role as Commissioner Gordon is Justice League: Part One is minuscule.

On March 25 of this year, director Zack Snyder ushered in the next chapter of the DC Extended Universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie was, obviously, heavy on the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. Their names ARE in the title. And then there were large heaping helpings of the Amazing Amazon, along with a running dude who vaguely resembled The Flash delivering a warning to Bruce. Then clips on a computer file of the running dude out of costume, the Amazon, 1/4 of a brother on some type of gurney, and a tattooed Samoan dude underwater.

So it would beg to reason that when we are treated to Justice League: Part One that will flesh out the characters a bit more, and give them more airtime. With that said, they may not be a lot of room for the supporting cast, J.K. Simmons, who will play Commissioner Gordon in the film, confirmed this.

“I don’t get started on that until June, and my part in the first one is very small,” Simmons revealed while conducting an interview with DP/30 for his new film called The Meddler. “I’m excited to be playing that iconic character in that iconic series.”

While his role may be small, Simmons hopes there will be more opportunities to play Gotham’s top cop. “I’m going into a thing that hopefully will be 2, 3, 4, maybe more movies for me, and my part in the first one is really very small,” he said. “But obviously, we know who the guy is. We know his whole backstory, based on the comic book. So, I’m just gonna finish doing my research on that.”

We’ll all get to see Simmons along with the other characters that make up Justice League: Part One when it hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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