Before we got the awesome choice of Oscar winner J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League and beyond, a popular choice among fans was Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. He had worked with Ben Affleck before on his Oscar winning movie Argo, so it seemed like a good fit.
In an upcoming episode of AMC’s Geeking Out, Cranston was asked which super villain he’d like to play in a movie. His answer made me raise an eyebrow…
Cranston said that he’s interested in playing a character that hasn’t been portrayed on screen before. “I’ve been asked to take a look at Commissioner Gordon,” Cranston revealed. “And it’s well, I would be one in several [movies]. I’d kind of like to carve out a new identity.”
Cranston has played Commissioner Gordon before. He voiced the role in the animated movie Batman: Year One. But the way Cranston phrased his answer makes me think that he was referring to an offer of a live-action Gordon role. He didn’t say “I’ve played Commissioner Gordon”, he stated that he was asked to “take a look at” the character, and then proceeded to say why it didn’t really interest him.
Look, it’s Friday night and it’s been a slow news day, so let’s just have some fun! What do you think Cranston meant by his reply? Let me know in the comments section below.