THR have revealed that Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons has signed on to star in the upcoming Justice League movies.
In an exclusive report, it’s revealed that while Simmons won’t be donning a cape or mask, he will play one of Gotham City’s most influential characters, Commissioner Gordon. This isn’t his first superhero movie role though with his unforgettable performance as J. Jonah Jameson in the original Spider-Man trilogy. He’s also lent his voice to animated series, recently wrapping up his time as Stanford Pines in hit show, Gravity Falls.
He’ll be a joining a cast that already includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg).
With Simmons just signing on now, this confirms that Commission Gordon will likely not be playing any kind of substantial role in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which is due for cinemas end of this month.
The Justice League two-parter is due to be directed by Zack Snyder and is scheduled to begin production on Part One next month.
Justice League: Part One is aiming for a November 2017 release with the sequel to follow in 2019.
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