First Look at JK Simmons as Jim Gordon in Justice League

In celebration of Batman Day, director Zack Snyder has debuted a moody first look at J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon on the set of "Justice League."

The black-and-white photo, which shows Simmons standing beside the Bat-Signal -- presumably on the roof of the film's Gotham City Police Department -- was released just minutes after Snyder tweeted a shot of himself in front of the iconic device.


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Simmons, who described his role in "Justice League" as a small one, nevertheless enjoyed himself on the set. “That was a really fun set,” he said earlier this month. “Zack runs sort of a big, happy family ..."

The Oscar winner has also described his version of Commissioner Gordon as a "badass" who will stand in stark contrast to the one seen in the classic "Batman" television series.

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"You’re living in a universe where it’s pretty tough to be a badass compared to somebody like Batman," he saibut 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!'”

Opening Nov. 17, 2017, "Justice League" also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. Simmons is expected to reprise his role in the Affleck-directed Batman solo movie.


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