When J.K. Simmons talked about playing Gordon in Justice League last week, he revealed that he wouldn’t start shooting for another couple of months. That lead fans to assume he has a small role, and now that’s confirmed. In a new interview with DP/30, Simmons revealed that he starts shooting in June, and that his role is very small.
“I don’t get started on that until June, and my part in the first one is very small. I’m excited to be playing that iconic character in that iconic series,” he explained.
It sounds like Simmons didn’t get to read the script before signing on. “With these big superhero movies, everyone is so tight lipped about everything that there’s a certain amount of going on faith. They asked me to come in and meet with Zack Snyder. We had a great meeting and I’m a big fan of what he’s done. We hit it off and he asked me to [play Commissioner Gordon],” he said.
Simmons is hoping that his role in Justice League will allow him to play the character in 2, 3, 4, or even more movies in the DCEU in the future.