J. K. Simmons In Talks To Return As Commissioner Gordon In ‘Batgirl’
Recently, Warner Bros. tapped In The Heights star Leslie Grace to star in their upcoming Batgirl movie. Now, it appears casting is continuing to move forward with a notable name returning to the DC universe. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, J.K. Simmons is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon in the film.
The casting choice would confirm that the film will take place in the established DCEU canon. Simmons first portrayed the character in 2017’s Justice League and then again in the subsequent Snydercut, which was released earlier this year. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Gordon debuted in the first panel of Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. As the police commissioner of Gotham City, Gordon shares Batman’s deep commitment to ridding the city of crime. Moreover, the character has been portrayed in live-action by the likes of Gary Oldman and Ben McKenzie. Up next, Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright will tackle the role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
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Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will helm the film. Additionally, the script hails from Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson. It was previously announced that the project will debut on the Warner Bros. streaming service HBO Max.
J.K. Simmons is one of the most celebrated actors of his generation. Best known for his role in Spider-Man and Whiplash, J.K. Simmons touts many accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Most recently, the actor starred in Amazon’s The Tomorrow War, opposite Chris Pratt, and the hit animated series Invincible. Additionally, Simmons will reportedly return as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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