DC fans are more excited than ever before this week, with 'Justice League' finally making its way to the big screen and director Zack Snyder bringing together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) in live-action for the first time. Battling against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, it looks set to be one of the most exciting superhero adventures to ever come out of Hollywood.

It seems as though Commissioner Gordon will be working closely with the Justice LeagueIt seems as though Commissioner Gordon will be working closely with the Justice League

Of course, the movie's not just about those big names that make up its titular squad. In fact, there are a plethora supporting characters, just as important to making it a success, such as Jeremy Irons' take on the Wayne family butler Alfred, and J.K. Simmons' role as the hardened police commissioner, Jim Gordon.

Recently speaking about the role, Simmons has promised that the traditional comic book background for Gordon is one that will translate into his performance, which is sure to only whet the appetites of purists who like seeing exactly what they read on pages make its way to movie theatres.

Chatting about his character in the 'Justice League: Official Collectors Edition' film tie-in, the actor said: "My take on Commissioner Gordon is that he’s a badass but that’s an under-appreciated part of who he is, because he’s eclipsed by the ultimate badass, Batman. But Gordon is a tough ex-Marine, who worked his way up and can handle himself in the turf of bad guys. Compared to Batman, he’s just a regular guy, but compared to most people, he’s a champion."

Batman actor Affleck adds: "J.K. lands a real gravitas to the role. He’s got that kind of realism down, where he’s just so world weary and gritty. Here’s a guy that’s been working the beat of Gotham for decades."

It's certainly going to be interesting to see what Simmons brings to the role, after Gary Oldman's lauded performance as the character in the 'Dark Knight' trilogy from Christopher Nolan, and Ben McKenzie's long-running lead role in FOX television series 'Gotham' as Jim. Hopefully, he'll see the same sort of success as those two and add yet another brilliant layer to the DC Extended Universe. We'll all find out for sure later this week.

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'Justice League' hits cinemas across the globe on Friday, November 17.