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JK Simmons set to return as Commissioner Gordon in Batgirl movie

July 31st, 2021 by Marc Comments

Yes! It looks like the great JK Simmons is returning to Gotham City as Commissioner Jim Gordon in HBO Max’s Batgirl movie.

The star previously appeared as Gordon alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman and the rest of the team in Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. However, with all the talk of the Snyderverse being written out of the DCEU, we were wondering if we were getting him back at any point or if moving forward, Jeffrey Wright’s Gordon from the upcoming The Batman would be moved into the role of the DCEU’s only GCPD Commissioner.

But, it seems that, no, Simons is in talks to return for Batgirl, starring Leslie Grace (here) in the titular role in the streamer’s movie to be directed by Bad Boys for Life’s Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and written by Bumblebee’s Christina Hodson.

This means that Affleck’s Batman has a Batgirl and we know there’s dead Robin in his past too… the Batfamily is already growing in the DCEU.

There’s not much else known at this stage but, while the two Gordons may be confusing to some, having two of Hollywood’s best actors in the role of Batman’s greatest ally is a win-win for fans.

This movie just got even better… let me know all your thoughts, gang.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….