Did Bryan Cranston just imply he turned down Commissioner Gordon in ‘Justice League’?

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.