J. K. Simmons In Talks To Return As 'Commissioner Gordon' For 'Batgirl'

by Outsiders
July 29, 2021
J. K. Simmons is in negotiations to reprise his role as Commissioner James Gordon but this time for Batgirl, Warner Bros.í feature for HBO Max.

This news comes after we reported that 'In the Heights' breakout Leslie Grace was picked to star in the titular role. The project is being directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a script by Christina Hodson. Kristin Burr is producing.

Plot details are being kept secret but the feature is looking at a 2022 release on the WarnerMedia streaming service.

Gordon is one of the oldest and best-known characters in the Batman universe, having first shown up in the Dark Knightís initial appearance in Detective Comics No. 27 in 1939. He became tied to Batgirl in the 1960s when she was introduced simultaneously in the comics and the Adam West television series as Gordonís daughter, Barbara Gordon, an employee at the Gotham City Public Library. In more recent times, with expanded or rebooted multiverse storylines, Gordon has either been Barbara Gordonís father or uncle-turned-adoptive father.

Simmons was cast as Gordon by Zack Snyder for 2017ís Justice League and appeared in added material for the filmmakerís recently restored cut, Zack Snyderís Justice League.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Belmont13 - 2021-08-01 @ 6:43 pm

I feel that Jeffrey Wright would have made more sense but apparently this is not part of thesame continuity as The Batman movie.

SpiderS - 2021-07-29 @ 10:45 pm

Great news, when I heard they might cast another Gordon I was bummed, when we already have new Gordon in Pattinson's Batman movie, keeping J.K. is wise move, not because he's great actor but also keeping some continuity with Snyder-verseis importantin ordernot to make fans superconfused and tired with another recast, even though they aresorta rebooting DC universe with Flash movie it's still good news.

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