Oh, Zack Snyder, you glorious tease.
Earlier today, the Justice League director Tweeted out an image of himself in front of the Bat-signal, with the “Batman day” hashtag. It was a cool picture, but nothing really that we hadn’t seen before. It was, however, just a precursor to showing a more appropriate character ready to shine a light on the sky. You might say that in his first Tweet, Snyder was j/k. In this one, Simmons is J.K.
His massive Zeus-like muscles seen in recent gym photos look to be well-hidden under a much more traditional Commissioner Gordon look, which, as always, shows that whatever one thinks of Zack Snyder’s movies, he tends to get the visuals fairly dead-on. Although in real life, the small details on that Bat-Signal would probably be lost a bit in projection, this looks absolutely like summoning Batman should. And from what we’ve heard in set reports, it’s not just Batman who’ll be coming to the rooftop…[brightcove video_id=”4969270550001″ bright
While most of us have fond memories of Gary Oldman, given that a recast was inevitable it looks like they’ve done right by the Commish with J.K. Simmons, who’ll presumably be nicer to ol’ growly voice than he was to ol’ web-head the last time he encountered a superhero.
Is this the guy you want to see summoning the league? Will he, as one long-ago Ain’t It Cool story legendarily put it, have a beer and “cheet” on his wife? Let us know in comments what you think of this reveal that “Gordon’s alive!”
Image: Warner Bros./Zack Snyder