J.K. Simmons’ casting as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League was a pleasant surprise for DCEU fans. Despite not having much screen time in that movie, his interactions with Ben Affleck’s Batman were a highlight for many. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor revealed that his contract for the character was for three movies
“I wish I could have something to offer, but actually if I did know more they’d probably shoot me if I told you. I know nothing, I know that I signed up to do three movies and I hope there are going to be two more. It has been in and around and through, whether it be Batman or Justice League or another Suicide Squad, or where Commissioner Gordon might end up appearing again, I’m open to it. I’m not sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring in the meantime, but I hope there’s more of that in the future.”
At the moment, it’s unclear when J.K. Simmons will make his return as Gordon in the DCEU with the most likely film being 2021’s The Batman, but since the project will feature a younger Caped Crusader it remains to be seen if Gordon will also be recast for the movie.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. If you had to chose, would you rather see J.K. Simmons return as Detective Gordon or give the role to someone else? Let us know in the comment section below.