When J.K. Simmons’ arms look better in real life than the bat suit (which is fake, you know) does onscreen, something is up. But that’s what happened, as can be seen in the newly released Instagram photos by Simmons’ trainer, Aaron Williamson who, by the way, also trains Dwayne Johnson. Evidently, they’ve been drinking the same water. Maybe they could share some.
Warning: Batman v Superman spoilers included below.
Age is Just a Number
J.K. Simmons, known for playing parts in Law & Order, Whiplash, and the Farmers Insurance commercials among many others, is 61-years-old, and “terrifyingly” ripped for his role as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming movie, Justice League, due to be released in November, 2017.
Trained by retired U.S. marine, Aaron Williamson, who also trains Dwayne Johnson, Simmons gets some respect, both in the Instagram photos Williamson posted, and in his comment on one: “Every time we train together I forget he’s 61 years old. So much respect for this guy.”
The DC Comics World
In the DC Comics world, there can be many characters in a storyline — whether the characters are working together or are fighting against each other like in the recent Batman v Superman movie — there are also films with each individual character.
Batman v Superman gave us some hints and laid some groundwork about what is coming up involving storyline and characters, both in Justice League and in a “slew of extra DC Comics movies.” As for Justice League, J.K. Simmons will appear as Commissioner Gordon. This is not your mother’s commissioner. He is ripped, as we saw. Hopefully that means there will be some action scenes for Simmons’ character? They can’t let those muscles and veins go to waste.
We can also expect (spoiler alert for Batman v Superman) Ben Affleck to return as Batman, the one who unites seven superheroes to save earth from impending doom. Henry Cavill will return as Superman, even though Clark died in BvS, but by all reports, that’s just a technicality and he will be back. The other characters in the lineup will most likely be The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Green Lantern.
After the dark tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, screenwriter Chris Terrio (who co-wrote the movie with David Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel) wants to lighten the mood just a little for Justice League, as he told the Wall Street Journal.
“I expect Justice League will be tonally not quite as dark as Batman v Superman. From that point of view, I felt compelled to go back and try to lift us and myself into a different tonal place because I think when you write a darker film, sometimes you want to redeem it all a bit.”
Terrio wrote part one of Justice League, but is not sure yet if he will write part two, which is due out some time in 2019.
As a last nod to Dwayne Johnson — he stars in the upcoming movie, Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart, due out June 17 of this year. The film carries a message about anti-bullying, as Johnson talked about on Good Morning America.
“We wanted to make sure we delivered a big, action-packed movie that had great comedy but also had a message that when the audience left — they hopefully left floating because they’re happy — but also open up dialogue about bullying,” he said.
Justice League began filming in April. Expect J.K. Simmons to show his newly ripped and shredded bod in November of 2017, as Commissioner Gordon, along with the cast of superheroes we will be seeing a lot more of, if reports are to be believed. What do you think? Will you see every single upcoming DC Comics movie?
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