#JKSimmons recently spoke to Total Film Magazine about his role as Commissioner Gordon for this November's highly anticipated Justice League. The actor noted there will not be a lot of material with his character in the film but he did open the lid on the potential sequel to the film...
"Well, Commissioner Gordon wears a trench coat in every scene, so I don't know that the 'pumped up' part is going to be all that evident, especially when you're standing next to Batman! But this is the first Justice League movie - we hope - of a few. They're working on scripts for The Batman and for the next Justice League movie. It introduces my incarnation of Commissioner Gordon. I don't have a lot to do. I feel like I just dipped my toe in the water of who Commissioner Gordon will be."
What We Already Know
One can only assume that he dipped his toe in Justice League and will have a larger role in Matt Reeves' The Batman. Appearances aside, it is interesting how a sequel is already in development given the release schedule over at the #DCEU right now. Originally a sequel was planned to be released for June 2019, but that time slot was later replaced with The Batman. This is most likely due to the notion that Warner Bros. wants to make Batman a priority. Producer Charles Roven had announced #ZackSnyder would return for the sequel back in March, but this was a couple months before Snyder stepped down due to the loss in his family.
One can only hope that Snyder will return. It is possible Snyder may want to take a break from superheroes for a while and work on his project The Last Photograph. Nonetheless, his films with the DCEU have been polarizing. Recently, it was reported that Warner Bros. had a different vision for the DCEU than Snyder. Therefore, Snyder's post may be unsure. If Justice League is a success, it could be possible that Warner Bros. turns towards its post-production director and additional scene writer, Joss Whedon to take up the duty. We cannot forget that they already gave him the Batgirl movie to write and direct. Hence, it depends on the success of the Justice League and if Batgirl is truly a priority over the league. In addition, who is penning the script as we speak? Is Chris Terrio working on it? We do not know at this moment. Who is to say for sure what the future is for Justice League but Warner Bros. is certainly not jumping train anytime soon, they plan to ride this for the long haul.
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