Exactly how big of a role Simmons will have in the movie has been a question burning in fans’ minds since his involvement was first announced. Given the amount of superheroes appearing in the film, it is likely that Gordon will not play as significant a role as he did in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight films. In fact, Simmons seemed to indicate just this in his recent comments:
“Honestly, I don’t get started on that until June, and my part in the first one is very small. I’m excited to be playing that iconic character in that iconic series; I was trying to think of a different adjective but they’re both iconic. That’s a couple of movies down the road still, I’m focused on what I’m doing now and then another one, and then I’ll worry about how I can honor that character and that franchise.”
Simmons went on to talk about how he secured the role, and how many films he might appear in down the road in the DCEU.
“With these big superhero movies everybody is so tight lipped about everything, there’s a certain amount of just going on faith. They asked me to come in and meet with Zack Snyder and we had a great meeting. I’m a big fan of what he’s done and we hit it off and he asked me to do the guy. Really, I’m going into a thing that hopefully will be two, three, four… maybe more movies for me, and my part in the first one is really very small, but obviously we know who the guy is
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