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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ever since we learned that Batman would be entering the DCEU, one of the big questions fans have had is “who will play Commissioner Gordon?” The character is obviously a huge one in the Batman canon, though some went so far as to speculate that he will be absent from this universe, as the Batman we are following is more war-torn and grizzled. Perhaps, things have gotten so bad for Gotham that Gordon is no longer around to help the Batman.

Well, it looks like all speculation of that kind is incorrect, as THR is now reporting that JUSTICE LEAGUE will mark the return for Commissioner Gordon. Playing him will be Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons.

This may come as a bit of a shock to you Marvel-ites, as Simmons played the role of J. Jonah Jameson in the Sam Raimi run of SPIDER-MAN films. While Simmons was never really considered to come back as the same character for the Marvel/Sony reboot of Spider-Man, there have been plenty of fans hoping that the actor would be re-hired to take on the role, as he was a great fit for him. With Simmons now a part of the DCEU, it looks like chances are slimmer than ever that he’ll reprise his role, but you never know.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE will mark the directorial return of Zack Snyder. The cast of the Justice League itself will comprise of actors from the previous two films, including Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. How will Commissioner Gordon work his way into the plot of the film? We’ll just have to wait and see!

What do you think of J.K. Simmons taking on the role of Commissioner Gordon in JUSTICE LEAGUE? Let us know in the comments down below! 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: THR

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.