J.K. Simmons Talks His Commissioner Gordon Future


In an interview with COLLIDER.COM for THE FRONT RUNNER, J.K. Simmons was asked about the status of reprising his role of Commissioner Jim Gordon in a future DC/Batman film.  Here’s what he had to say…

Nothing has changed. There are conversations going on, that I’m not going to make public. As far as I know, there’s no opportunity, in the immediate future, for me to do more Commissioner Gordon, but I continue to be optimistic that it will happen again.

Since the “immediate future” (relatively speaking) for Batman on film is Matt Reeves’ solo Batman movie, I’ll, ahem, “go out on a limb” and say that J.K. Simmons’ run as Commissioner Gordon on film is over.

It’s certainly unfortunate because I thought his casting was great and he made a damn good Jim Gordon.

However, with Matt Reeves being able to make the Batman film that he wants to make — which includes casting his own Jim Gordon — the writing’s been on the wall for a while now.

For the record, I 100% support Matt Reeves making the Batman film he wants to make and ALL (recasting Batman, Alfred, and Gordon, a new Bat-Suit/Batmobile/Batcave, etc.) that comes with it.

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And yes, he said he’s “optimistic that it [playing Gordon] will happen again,” but that’s what he’s supposed to say, folks.  So don’t read anything into that part of the comment.

I wonder if he’d be a F’ing ape on the ground to keep playing Gordon?

Nah. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

(Thanks to BOF’s Rick Shew for the heads up.)

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.