BATGIRL: J.K. Simmons In Talks To Return As Commissioner Jim Gordon For HBO Max Feature

BATGIRL: J.K. Simmons In Talks To Return As Commissioner Jim Gordon For HBO Max Feature

Some great news for fans of J.K. Simmons' interpretation of Jim Gordon here, as the Justice League actor is in talks to reprise the role of the GCPD Commissioner for the upcoming Batgirl HBO Max movie.

With the "SnyderVerse" now seemingly a thing of the past, we thought we'd most likely seen the last of J.K. Simmons' take on Commissioner Jim Gordon, but the Academy Award-winning actor is not quite done with the role yet!

THR reports that Simmons is currently in negotiations to reprise the role of the legendary lawman for the upcoming HBO Max Batgirl movie.

Simmons made his debut as Gordon in Justice League, but only appeared in a couple of scenes. He did have a little more to do in Zack Snyder's director's cut, but Batgirl should finally give him the opportunity to fully inhabit the role. It was recently announced that In The Heights star Leslie Grace will play the lead role of Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl.

Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to helm the DC Comics adaptation. Christina Hodson, who wrote Bumblebee and also worked on Birds of Prey and The Flash, penned the most recent draft of the script.

Avengers director Joss Whedon was originally attached to helm Batgirl, but parted ways with the project back in 2018 after claiming that he failed to "crack the story." Adil and Bilall successfully revitalized the Bad Boys franchise with the highly profitable third installment, and also helmed episodes of the upcoming Disney+ Ms. Marvel series.

Plot details are still under wraps, but there's speculation that Firefly might be introduced as the villain. No official release date has been announced, but the movie is reportedly scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime in 2023.

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