First look at J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League from #BatmanDay


A while back we reported that J. K. Simmons was cast as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Principle photography has reached the homestretch in the reportedly hopeful and optimistic superhero film, and Snyder has used Twitter to help give fans a taste of the new film.

Last week Snyder offered a peek at Ben Affleck as Batman wearing a tactical batsuit. Yesterday to celebrate Batman Day, Snyder gave the world its first look at Simmons as the venerable Jim Gordon.

It’s a distant shot of Simmons, but he looks pretty solid. Though it’s hard for anything or anyone to look bad when they’re standing beside a bat signal. Hope that we get to see some of Simmons’ performance soon. Wonder what role he’ll play in Affleck’s Batman vs. hunky Deathstroke.

Snyder also included this pic on Twitter of himself standing in front of the bat signal dressed a bit like a Gotham detective. (Or maybe he’s just generally a dapper guy on set.)

Most people just celebrate Batman Day by dressing up and punching criminal goons in the street. Last year for Batman Day, I threw a car battery at some fool and then yelled, “I’M BATMAN!” at everyone instead of saying hello. This year, I ran from rooftop to rooftop in a cape and disappeared when people weren’t looking at me mid-conversation.

Belated I’M BATMAN to one and all.

What do you think of that J. K. Simmons pic? How did you celebrate Batman Day? Give us your thoughts and a festive I’M BATMAN in the comments.

[via IndieWire]

Hubert Vigilla
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