Gary Oldman Hands Over His Commissioner Gordon Role To J.K. Simmons

Stacey Cole

Gary Oldman has been the blueprint for Commissioner Gordon since the Dark Knight trilogy. That's why the 58-year-old actor can give advice to a new commissioner on the Gotham block, according to Movie Pilot.

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It was noted by comic book fans that Gordon had never been truly brought to life before Gary Oldman's portrayal of the character in the Dark Knight trilogy.

And although Simmons has a blueprint character of his own – his portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies – it seems that the actor will most likely be quick to learn what made Gary Oldman's portrayal of Gordon so mesmerizing, as he gets key advice from Oldman himself.

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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. And he's really incorruptible, which is a kind of wonderful quality to play and sort of, like, true blue."

And even though Batman and Gordon, who was so perfectly portrayed by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy, are very different when it comes to taking out the criminals of Gotham, they could still become allies in their efforts to bring down the criminal activity and stop some of the most evil characters of the comic book universe.

When Gary Oldman found out Simmons was chosen for the role of Commissioner Gordon in The Justice League: Part One, his reaction was short but clear: "God bless him."

And while The Justice League: Part One fans cannot help but wonder what Simmons' portrayal of Gordon will be like, one thing is certain: he will follow some or even most of the blueprints introduced by his predecessor, Oldman.

In other news, Criminal, starring Gary Oldman, hits theaters this week, according to Enstarz. The action-thriller movie was written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg and directed by Ariel Vromen.

— Criminal (@Criminal_Movie) April 12, 2016

Stewart will be tasked with completing a mission which was started by the deceased CIA agent. The film hits theaters on April 15. Costner is cast as Stewart, Oldman as Quaker Wells, Jones as Dr. Franks, Eve as Lynch, Gadot as Jill Pope, and Reynolds as Bill Pope.

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