JK Simmons Explains Being Both Gordon & Jameson


JK Simmons explains how you go from Marvel to DC to Stephen Colbert

JK Simmons is going to be GCPD Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming Justice League movie (and hopefully several more films including the upcoming solo Batman film being worked on right now). One of the most iconic characters in the DC universe. JK Simmons has also already played one of comics’ most iconic characters, but that was in a series of Marvel films as he played Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief J. Jonah Jameson in the trilogy of Sam Raimi Spider-Man films starring Tobey Maguire.

Jk Simmons was a guest on Stephen Colbert’s late night talk show recently, and after describing the difference between a character actor and a regular actor, Colbert, being a pretty big nerd himself, jokingly grilled Simmons about just how he transferred from Marvel to DC:

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Of course, JK Simmons is just the latest in a long line of actors to play characters in Marvel and DC properties. Ryan Reynolds was Green Lantern and now he’s Deadpool. Ben Affleck was Daredevil and now he’s Batman. Hell Michael Chiklis was Ben Grimm in the earlier Fantastic Four films and now plays a police captain on Gotham. Of course, one big difference is Green Lantern, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four movies are generally considered giant disasters, and at least the first two Sam Raimi films are considered two of the best comic book films ever made, and a big part of that was JK Simmons excellent portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson. I’m sure he’ll be equally excellent as James Gordon, but he may not get much of a chance to really show off his chops as the character until he gets a meatier part in a future DC movie. Justice League is currently filming and is expected to release in theaters November 17th, 2017.

h/t Heroic Hollywood