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Gary Oldman on JK Simmons as the New Commissioner Gordon

"The Dark Knight" trilogy's Commissioner Jim Gordon, Gary Oldman ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"), has given some words of wisdom to Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash"), who's succeeding the role for the upcoming Zack Snyder "Justice League" films.

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Oldman told Yahoo! Movies, "God bless him. Good luck, that's what I say."

Touching on the the character's persona as a "true blue" detective, Oldman said, "The thing you've just got to get used to with Gordon is he's a really sound detective, first of all. And he's really incorruptible, which is a kind of wonderful quality to play and sort of, like, true blue."

He added, "He's like a Watson, oddly. He's sort of like Watson to Sherlock, is Gordon to Batman."

You can check out the interview below:

"Justice League Part One" hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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