Today, September 17, is Batman Day, which was created in honor of the Dark Knight's 75th Anniversary. To celebrate, Justice League director Zack Snyder has debuted a first look photo of actor J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. He is seen posing with the iconic Bat-signal in a classic black and white pose that brings back the iconic tone and feel of some of the earliest Detective Comics.
This latest image comes not long after Warner Bros. debuted a new Lego Batman Movie poster in honor of this superhero holiday. The director didn't want to be left out, either. As you can see below, the man behind DC's Watchmen, Man of Steel and Batman V Superman got in on the fun by sharing a photo of himself standing alongside the new Bat-Signal, which was first introduced in this spring's Dawn of Justice.
Though we saw J.K. Simmons getting quite buff for his role as Gordon in Justice League, he was one of the few characters we've yet to see in costume. Justice League has been shooting since March, and it is now entering its homestretch. Here, Simmons is seen in his iconic trenchcoat, standing on the roof of the GCPD. And it's clear that he needs Batman's help. Perhaps the Dark Knight will arrive alongside his new superhero friends Wonder Woman, The Flash and Cyborg. Here is the official Justice League synopsis.
"Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions."
Batman Day is the annual celebration of the Dark Knight, which falls on September 17th! Fans can join in on the fun with Batman Day events around the country and internationally, great discount deals and more! Check out DC Comics for more details, as well as essential Batman graphic novels and news about Gotham City's favorite hero. While in the midst of your Batman movie binge watching marathon, take a look at the man behind the new Commissioner Gordon along with one of the most controversial filmmakers of our time, whom fans love to hate and sometimes hate to love.