The tumultuous production history of 2017's Justice League has been front and center in recent weeks. After Zack Snyder left the project due to a family tragedy, Joss Whedon (The Avengers) was tapped to replace the visionary director to finish the film. However, this led to a rather different film than fans expected since Whedon (along with some interference from Warner Bros.) ignored Snyder's true vision for the team-up.
Adding fuel to the fire, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher shared his sentiments about the abusive behavior of Whedon on set while also taking back his earlier statement of praising the director. In the midst of the chaos, a slew of good news has also been revealed about the impending release of the Snyder Cut. Snyder already confirmed that his cut will feature the already finished score of Junkie XL while also promising fans that a new trailer will be released during next month's DC FanDome event.
One of the characters who took a back seat during the theatrical cut was J.K. Simmons' James Gordon. Simmons previously revealed that "there's a little bit more" of Gordon during the first cut of the film, seemingly hinting that the character played a larger role in Snyder's intended vision. As the anticipation for the Snyder Cut grows, it looks like the actor is willing to do more for its upcoming release as evidenced by a new interview.
In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant during the promotional tour of Hulu's Palm Springs, Simmons pledged his support for the upcoming release of the Snyder Cut, revealing that he is willing to do whatever it takes to help Snyder out:
"Well, the Snyder cut is happening now at long last, as DC fans know. I'm excited that I'm a part of it. As far as I know, I've already done everything I have to do to be a part of Zack's cut, which is to tell Zack, "Yes, I want to be a part of your cut." If there's additional dialogue recording or additional shooting or whatever, I'd be happy to do it."
WHAT THIS MEANS
Jim Gordon was only briefly seen during the theatrical cut where he met several members of the team. Given that, not much else is known about the role of Simmons in the Snyder Cut. However, it is reassuring that a veteran actor like Simmons would be willing to go the extra mile in order to help out Snyder.
Early reports have revealed that reshoots will not be done for the Snyder Cut, but it will instead feature scenes from the director's principal photography that was done during 2016. Despite that, the recording of additional dialogue is entirely possible, and Simmons' desire to be included could be realized.
It will be interesting to see how Jim Gordon's original role will play out in the film. Whatever the case, the involvement of Simmons should be a welcome addition for the Snyder Cut.