J.K. Simmons Lands Commissioner Gordon For Justice League

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Justice League has tapped Oscar winner J.K. Simmons as Gotham City's Commissioner Gordon.

Justice League: Part One will start shooting in April and is set to hit theaters on Nov. 17, 2017. Part Two is slated for release on June 14, 2019. Justice League Part 1 & 2, will be directed by Zack Snyder, sees heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) teaming up to combat a threat beyond each member's capabilities.

Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon debuted in the first panel of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), also Batman's first appearance. The character was created by Bill Finger, but credited to Bob Kane. Gordon's name was taken from the earlier pulp character Commissioner James W. "Wildcat" Gordon, also known as "The Whisperer", created in 1936 by Henry Ralston, John Nanovic, and Lawrence Donovan for Street & Smith.

In most incarnations of the Batman mythos, James Gordon is the Police Commissioner of Gotham City. He shares Batman's deep commitment to ridding the city of crime. In Golden and Silver Age Comics and on the 1960s Batman television show, he fully trusts, and is even somewhat dependent on Batman. In most modern stories, he is somewhat skeptical of Batman's vigilante methods, but nevertheless believes that Gotham needs him. The two have a mutual respect and tacit friendship. He has been married twice: to Barbara Kean, and then to Sarah Essen Gordon. Gordon is also the father of James Gordon, Jr. and the father or adoptive father (depending on the continuity) of Barbara Gordon, the first modern Batgirl and the information broker Oracle.
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