J.K. Simmons is 61 years old. He’s four years away from the traditional retirement age. No one would blame him for taking it easy. That’s not the J.K. way, though, and he’s never been more in demand. Since winning the Best Actor Oscar for his terrifying work in Whiplash, Simmons has been in dozens of movies and shows, including Men, Women, & Children, Zootopia, BoJack Horseman, and hosting SNL. He left the cast of one big-budget film, Kong: Skull Island, but only because he had two others waiting for him in Peter Berg’s Patriots Day, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, where he’ll play Commissioner Jim Gordon. Any Marvel nerds upset that J. Jonah Jameson switched teams for a DC movie?
You’ll have to deal with this.
More like Gym Gordon. He’s been training with Aaron Williamson, a self-described “U.S. Marine, actor, fitness pro” who’s previously worked with Zac Efron, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emilia Clarke (for Terminator Genisys, which Simmons also starred in), and, um, Hayden Christensen. Simmons previously said he plans on getting into character as Jim Gordon by “learning as much as I can about him through the comics and getting my feet wet in the first movie, and then hopefully continuing on from there.” Also, by getting jacked. It is a CrossFit commercial, er, Zack Snyder movie, after all.