After J.K. Simmons‘ Oscar-winning performance in Whiplash, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that portraying a “badass” is right in his wheelhouse. However, it seems people are having a hard time connecting that term with his current role of Commissioner Jim Gordon in DC‘s new Justice League movie. Photos of Simmons going into beast mode at the gym posted by his personal trainer had fans assuming that he was merely prepping for the role, but Simmons has a different story. While in a new interview he says he does want to show “a little bit more of that badass side,” the 61 year old actor reveals his prime motivation for his workouts is really just to take care of himself. (more…)
The Justice League movie is a film that carries a lot of potential. It has enough time to get what Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice got wrong, right and has the opportunity to lead into a new set of films with a stellar cast. Adams, Batfleck, Cavill, Gadot, Miller and Momoa all return from BvsS with one huge addition. J.K. Simmons was added to the cast in early March to play Commissioner Gordon alongside Affleck’s Batman. Simmons is a huge signing for any film, let alone one that has the stature and potential of The Justice League. Best known for playing ever-so slightly heavy handed jazz instructor, Fletcher, in 2014’s massive success Whiplash Simmons has shown he has much more in his locker than a surly editor of a Spider obsessed newspaper. Recently a bearded J.K. sat down with DP/30 to talk about his future as Commissioner Gordon in TheJustice League.(more…)
Zack Snyder‘s Justice League has found its Police Commissioner Gordon in Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Having already played J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man movies, this screenplay (written by Chris Terrio) shouldn’t feel like unfamiliar territory. Produced by CharlesRoven, ZackSnyder and DeborahSnyder, Warner Bros. plans to release the film in two parts, with Justice League: Part One starting to shoot mid-April. After the former’s slated November 17, 2017 release, Part Two will arrive in theaters June 14, 2019. (more…)
At the upfronts today, the Fox network announced that Gotham, the new Batman prequel series, was getting a plum spot on the prime time schedule. Come September, you’ll be able to watch Gotham leading in to a brand new season of Sleepy Hollow, and if that isn’t an awesome night of nerdy TV, I don’t know what is (unless The CW teams up Arrow with The Flash). But the show won’t be on the air for months, so in a rather tepid attempt to hold over you nerds till the fall, here’s a bunch of behind the scenes photos from the series! (more…)
That’s right, on the eve of the premiere of Joss Whedon and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Psst, read our review of the pilot here!), FOX and DC have announced a commitment for a series called Gotham, about Gotham City’s Chief constable, Commissioner Gordon. Produced by Warner Bros. with Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) at the helm, the series delves into that murky world of law enforcement in Batman’s home town, Gotham City, exploring the origin story of Gordon and the villains who’ve made Gotham such a crazy place to live.
Guys, do you realize it’s only nine days until The Dark Knight Rises releases? I know! Holy shit, how time flies. I feel as if it were only yesterday we were trying to decipher grainy video captured on set and today, well, today we’ve got the first, official clip.
Gary Oldman brought this clip with him last night when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel. It features himself, as Commissioner Gordon, being questioned by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) about that fateful night when Harvey Dent died and Gotham last saw Batman. It’s all nostalgic feeling, especially for Gordon, and their short conversation sets the mood for a Batman-less Gotham. Check it out below,
This is most we’ve heard from John Blake and he seems mighty interested in the mysterious Batman. Do you think his curiosity leads him right to the caped crusader, and possible his own Bat suit?
Check this out. Saturday Night Live played this hilarious sketch of Batman showing his love for Commissioner Gordon. Ignore the fact that other sites and shit are calling him Chief O’Hara, ’cause it’s clearly Gordon from the Dark Knight trilogy. And later on, that’s a Riddler outfit, not a Green Lantern outfit… Just to clear that shit up because we are real fuckin’ nerds and we know what the what is.
Think it’s impossible for Christopher Nolan to top The Dark Night?! Well apparently not according to Gary Oldman who will be returning to his role as Commissioner Gordon. In an interview with Collider Oldman briefly mentions that he has spoken with Nolan about Dark Night Rises story and he seemed very excited, in that subtle way that only Brits can convey where it doesn’t seem at all like they’re fucking stoked.
Under those shaggy eyebrows and think glasses Oldman’s eyes conveyed NOTHING. It is clear between this and Tom Hardy’sambiguous answers on the British show Alan Carr: Chatty Man that they are attempting to keep news about the film sealed pretty tight!
I do fear that by the time TDR comes out it will be the most overhyped thing ever and just disappoint everyone. This new film has big shoes to fill, not so much from TDK shoes, but expectations of fans who think of Nolan as a film messiah. Bah! “In Nolan We Trust”!
What do you guys speculate happening in DKR?
As a recap, so far we know that Hardy will play Bane, Anne Hathaway will be playing Catwoman and J0seph Gordon – Levitt will be joining the cast in an unknown role. It is also predicted that Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters July 20, 2012. It will be exciting as news unfolds as the project gets closer!