J.K. Simmons wants to explore Commissioner Gordon’s “badass side” in ‘Justice League’

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Entertainment Weekly caught up with J.K. Simmons to talk about all of his upcoming movies, so Justice League was brought up as well. Simmons said he’s hoping to bring out Commissioner Gordon’s badass side.

“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,” Simmons explains. “One of the things that’s interesting to me is investigating hopefully a little bit more of that badass [side]…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!’”

Simmons, who already filmed a bit in London last month, has one more trip to London to finish the rest of his scenes. He told EW that it’s been a fun experience so far, and that he hopes he gets to play Gordon in a handful of movies.

An easy way to show Gordon’s badass side? Just have him take off his shirt!

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly