Recently, J.K. Simmons posted a few images of himself working out for the role of Commissioner Jim Gordon in Zack Snyder’s upcoming film Justice League. The images showed a ripped Simmons lifting weights, and the internet went crazy. The images seem to imply that Jim Gordon will be rather muscular for the film.
Justice League is currently filming in London. Although Simmons has shot the majority of his scenes, he is set to return to shoot a few more. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Simmons spoke about how his version of Gordon will be different from anything we have seen before, and how his extensive workouts are essential for the role:
“[It’s] been a fun experience, and knock wood, if it continues, then I’ll hopefully get to play Commissioner Gordon in a handful of movies. People of my generation remember Commissioner Gordon as this jolly, ineffectual Santa Claus type, and I think over the years in the comics there’s definitely much more of a badass side to him. One of the things that’s interesting to me is investigating hopefully a little bit more of that badass [side].
Living With Gods…
You’re living in a universe where it’s pretty tough to be a badass compared to somebody like Batman, but in the universe of non-superheroes I like the idea of Commissioner Gordon as a guy that can take care of himself, a guy that’s a real partner to Batman, not just a guy that turns on the bat signal and goes, ‘Help! Help, Batman!'” So, that sounds like a pretty faithful take on the character then.”
Justice League hits theaters in November 2017. Below is the image that J.K. Simmons posted to Twitter:
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