J.K. Simmons reflects on ‘Justice League’ and praises Zack Snyder

The Meddler

ET caught up with J.K. Simmons for a chat about his movie The Meddler, which is out on Blu-ray and Digital HD today. But naturally, some Justice League questions came up as well.

Simmons explained again that his role is very small. In fact, he’s already done shooting. Simmons said we’ll see him interact with most of the Justice League members, and spoke about what it was like working with director Zack Snyder. Check out the interview below:

And you’re moving back into your own superhero world with Justice League — how is filming going?

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.

Playing Commissioner Gordon, I assume that most of your scenes are with Ben Affleck’s Batman? But did you get to play around with anyone else on the team?

Yeah, 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. That was a really fun set. Zack [Snyder] runs sort of a big, happy family and it’s obviously, in many ways, a very different work environment when you’re working on a big, giant movie like that than a relatively small movie like The Meddler. But at the end of the day, the director is the one who sets the tone. And one of the things that Zack and [The Meddler director] Lorene [Scafaria] have in common is they’re just nice, smart, competent, fun people that you don’t mind spending a 12-hour day with.