Just in case you hadn’t heard, today is Batman Day, and the annual celebration of all things related to the Dark Knight is in full swing with events across the country. But before you head out to your local comic book shop for discounts on Batman graphic novels and action figures, Justice League director Zack Snyder has a couple of surprises to commemorate the holiday.
Earlier this week, Snyder gave fans the first look at the new tactical Batsuit that Ben Affleck will be sporting in one of the upcoming film’s major action sequences, and this morning (via his Twitter account) he introduced fans to our new Commissioner James Gordon, as portrayed by Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons. Have a look at the new image below.
I love the composition of this shot: the brightly lit Bat-signal looming in the background and being reflected on the wet rooftop as Gordon waits expectantly for his old friend to appear. And Simmons looks absolutely perfect here, with the overcoat, the fedora and the trademark mustache – I’ve been a huge supporter of this casting decision right from the beginning, and it’s great to see how it turned out from a visual standpoint.
Shortly after wrapping his part on the film, Simmons spoke about the size of his role, and which superheroes he’ll be spending most of his screen time with:
“My part is done. They are filming that for basically most of 2016, so some of the superheroes are still at work in jolly old London, but I’m back home with my family…. (My scenes were) mostly with Ben. In this first installment of the Justice League, Commissioner Gordon is not a particularly sizable part. We just kind of introduce him and see a little bit of his interactions with Batman — and with most of the Justice League.”
Also starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher, Justice League will hit theaters on November 10, 2017.
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