Marvel brings back the one and only J.K.Simmons to fill in the role of the only character who can hate Spider-Man wholeheartedly without hesitation. While we can all agree that this is the perfect casting decision for spidey’s number one “fan” in the MCU, can DCEU do the same?
While the MCU introduces the always frustrating editor-in-chief, J.Jonah Jameson, by casting the only man who can fill in those shoes perfectly, J.K. Simmons, as he has already played the role brilliantly in the Raimi trilogy. Giving the fans some classic nostalgia and a lot of theories to speculate on as the multiverse is just around the corner in the MCU timeline. The DCEU still hasn’t given any clarity of whether J.K. Simmons will reprise the role of Batman’s best source of intel, Commissioner Gordon.
“Listen, I’m willing to look at anything in the future. I’m just glad that Zack finally was able to have his vision realized, and that it’s out there and people can see the movie that he had hoped to make originally.” says Simmons when asked about the same. He confirmed his return for the role in the third installment of the spider-man movie in the MCU, Spider-man: No Way Home. However, the same cannot be said about his part as Gordon in the DCEU as they have already cast Jeffrey Wright for the same in the upcoming Batman movie set to be released in the March of 2022. Therefore, making his return for the role even more questionable.
Furthermore, will J.K Simmons come back to DC even after Zack Snyder would be out of the picture since his work is most notable in the cinematic universe or stick to Marvels’ ever-expanding universe with the same shoes he wore with Sam Raimi?
In conclusion, it remains to be seen if DC has any plans to bring back Simmons as the iconic Commissioner Gordon that we witnessed in both versions of DCs Justice League meanwhile Marvel has already played their card and has further plans already set for the future. For now, the actor has his plate as he is already working on the animated series, Invincible, based on the comic book series of the same name.
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