We'll [Hopefully] Be Seeing JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon Again

Commissioner Jim Gordon is an important part of the majority of Batman-centric stories across the character's history in film and television. Sure, he's not Alfred, he's not Robin, but he's perhaps one of the Dark Knight's most trusted colleagues in Gotham.

We'll [Hopefully] Be Seeing JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon Again
Actor JK Simmons
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He's also a hard man to cast properly in films. Most recently Oscar winner Gary Oldman held down the role with an impressive mustache in Christopher Nolan's Batman films, and Oscar winner JK Simmons [without a mustache] in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

We'll [Hopefully] Be Seeing JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon Again

As it turns out, we may not have seen the last of Simmons in the role, as the actor recently confirmed in an interview with our friends over at Collider that he's still contracted for more films with WB:

COLLIDER: Are you still holding out hope that we'll get to see more of Commissioner Gordon, at some point?

SIMMONS: Yeah, I'm optimistic about that. I'm committed, on paper, to play him a couple of more times, and it's just waiting to see which films are gonna come together that might have Commissioner Gordon in them. But, yeah, I'm definitely hoping to do more of that.


We'd love to see more Simmons within the Warner Bros. DC Universe films, but a lot would need to happen for that to be the case, we think. The studio is going full-steam-ahead on other properties, such as the Birds of Prey film and reportedly developing a Zatanna film. Both of those could possibly feature Jim Gordon, but it seems like a stretch.

See Simmons in STARZ's Counterpoint when season 2 premieres on Sunday December 9th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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