JK Simmons joins cast of Justice League movie

March 8, 2016

JK Simmons has been cast as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League movie.

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Simmons, who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2014’s Whiplash, will join an ensemble cast when the movie starts shooting in April.

Justice League Part One will be directed by Zack Snyder. It will feature Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) teaming up together. It’s due for release in November 2017, and will be followed up with a sequel in 2019.

Jim Gordon is one of Batman’s closest allies in Gotham City and a major supporting character throughout DC Comic’s long history.

Batman (Sam Heughen) with the Batman Live Batmobile

Simmons has also appeared as Spiderman’s antagonistic boss J Jonah Jameson.

He joins a select group of actors to play characters from both DC and Marvel – including Ben Affleck, who was once Daredevil, Ryan Reynolds, who has been the Green Lantern and Deadpool, and Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, also took a role in The Losers.

 

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