Star Guild Awards 2015
Actor J.K. Simmons poses backstage with his award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for the film "Whiplash".Reuters

J.K Simmons is all set to play the role of Commissioner Gordon in DC Extended Universe's (DCEU) upcoming "Justice League" movie. Fans are eagerly looking forward to see him portraying the role of the iconic DC comic book character.

Simmons is known for his versatile roles. From playing the constantly grumpy and angry J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" movies to portraying the inspiring teacher in "Whiplash" -- he indeed has a knack to turn any of his role into iconic ones that become fan favourites.

Recently, Simmons uploaded some images from his time at the gym. The pictures show him working hard and gaining a lot of muscles. Though it is not yet confirmed, it seems that the pictures showcase Simmons' preparation for "Justice League."

According to Comic Book, several speculations and rumours state that Simmons' Gordon might don Batman's costume and take the role away from Ben Affleck in the upcoming movie, at least at some point. In recent comic books of Batman, Gordon has been revealed to be one of the many incarnations of the caped crusader. Hence, it might be a possibility.

In a recent storyline titled "End Game" by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, a violent fight ensued between Batman and the Joker that concluded with both being dead.

When the Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) came to know of the tragedy, they decided to construct a "Mech suit" heavily inspired by Batman's costume that was operated by none other than Gordon. Though Bruce Wayne was revealed to be alive later and returned as the Batman, Gordon protected the city as the Dark Knight from several issues.

However, Simmons has avoided revealing much about his version of Gordon in the upcoming movie and has said that he has been hitting the gym lately simply because he likes it. 

Though the comic book fans would love to see Gordon donning Batman's suit (or armour) in the upcoming movie, no such confirmation has announced been made and the fans can only hope for it to happen.