Gary Oldman who played Detective James Gordon in the Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight Trilogy, spoke with Yahoo News about his feelings on J. K. Simmons taking on the iconic role for Justice League: Part One.
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“The thing you’ve just got to get used to with Gordon is he’s a really sound detective, first of all,” he told us. “And he’s really incorruptible, which is a kind of wonderful quality to play and sort of, like, true blue.”
“He’s like a Watson, oddly,” Oldman said. “He’s sort of like Watson to Sherlock, is Gordon to Batman.” When Oldman learned that Simmons was succeeding him in the role, he said, “God bless him. That’s what I say, yeah.”
J. K. Simmons will be playing the role starting with Justice League: Part One and will be following the footsteps of great actors who have taken on the role such as Neil Hamilton (1966 TV Series), Pat Hingle (1989-1997), Gary Oldman and Ben Mackenzie (Gotham).