Simmons told Business Insider that he's been in excellent shape for a while, but clarified that he won't be appearing so incredibly muscular as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming "Justice League" move. "This is all coincidental. After the second and final time that I got hugely fat in my life and when I lost that weight six or seven years ago, I pretty much decided that I was going to stay in decent shape for the rest of my life."
Simmons added, "I'm not going to mess with something that iconic."
"I was not in good shape at all," Simmons said. "I was overweight and soft and here I am playing the head of the Aryan Brotherhood in this maximum-security prison in the first-ever HBO original drama and I was watching the first season when it came out and I just thought, 'Wow, I don't believe this guy at all. I have to get my ass to the gym and be a believable hard-ass."
While we won't be seeing Simmons' huge muscles in "Justice League," just know they're there, underneath the uniform...
Directed by "Batman v Superman's" Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher, "Justice League" hits theaters on November 17, 2017.