J.K. Simmons is excited for ‘The Batman’, praises Ben Affleck as a director and actor

We’re all excited for Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, and his co-star J.K. Simmons is too! The duo worked together on The Accountant and will be teaming up again for The Batman soon. In an interview with Yahoo, Simmons expressed his excitement and then went on to praise Affleck for his work as an actor, director, writer, and producer.

“I’m really excited to be working with Ben and, in the future, to be working with Ben on both sides of the camera,” Simmons said. “He is such a, you know, not just a great actor, but a moviemaker. And he knows, certainly much more than I do, I mean, we’ve had this conversation. He loves writing and producing and directing and being that, and loves going back forth between that and acting.”

Yahoo got Ben Affleck’s opinion on working with Simmons again as well. “We did (The Accountant) a year and a half ago, but once (Simmons) was cast, I, obviously, had a great relationship with him from this, and I thought it was a great idea,” he said.

It’s pretty cool that Ben Affleck’s Commissioner Gordon is someone that he already had a working relationship with, and it’ll be great to see that dynamic on screen. According to The Batman star Joe Manganiello, they’ll be working together again soon. This week Manganiello revealed that the Batman movie starts shooting in the spring.