‘Justice League’ Cast Updates: J.K. Simmons Fills Commissioner Gordon Role
From being the noisily annoying “Spider-Man” newspaper editor, J. Jonah Jameson, J.K. Simmons will portray another role in the upcoming “Justice League” film. He will star as Commissioner Gordon, the character who was initially played by Gary Oldman in “The Dark Knight,” Bryan Cranston in “Batman: Year One,” and is currently being played by Ben McKenzie in the television series, “Gotham.”Advertisement
Oscar winner J.K. Simmons was set to play Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming DC Comics film, “Justice League.” Alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavil as Superman, and Ben Affleck as Batman. Simmons will play the role of Gotham City’s lead on the police force. As noted by Hollywood Reporter, Simmons’ part will play a crucial role in the Batman literary mythos. According to Variety, Simmons’ role was the last spot to fill and completed the “Justice League” cast members.
Slash Film reported that Simmons will play Commissioner Gordon for two installments of “Justice League.” He might be staying in the franchise and play a crucial role, yet again, in the upcoming DC Comics Batman solo film which also stars Affleck.
Simmons will also be joined by Jason Momoa who will play Aquaman in the upcoming film. Momoa was famously recognized in his role as Khal Drogo in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.
Simmons has already won Best Supporting Actor during the 87th Annual Academy Awards for his spectacular work in “Whiplash.” He also starred in the Disney-animated film “Zootopia” which is showing in theaters today. Other films that the outstanding actor had played a role on were “La La Land,” “The Accountant,” and “The Meddler.” He is also expected to star in the upcoming film, “Patriot’s Day.”
Catch “Justice League” release in theaters this coming November 17, 2017, and the franchise’s installment set for release on June 14, 2019.