The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the cast for Justice League: Part One has just added another member to its cast with Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon!
It’s unclear what role the character will have in the film, but since Ben Affleck’s Batman has been operating for many years in Gotham, it’s to be expected that the two know each other.
Simmons is perhaps best known for another comic book role, The Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy, but also the hit HBO series OZ, Law & Order, and his Oscar-winning performance in Whiplash. He’s also provided the voice for a few other DC characters in the animated Justice League series as well as Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Commissioner Gordon has been played by a number of different actors over the years, including Neil Hamilton on the Adam West series, Pat Hingle in all four of the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher Batman films, Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy, and currently by Ben McKenzie on FOX’s Gotham.
He joins a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot as the DC Trinity, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman with Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Amber Heard is set to play Queen Mera in the film as well before moving to the solo Aquaman movie in 2018. Justice League filming will begin in April and take place in London and Iceland.
Justice League: Part One will debut in theaters on November 10, 2017.