J.K. Simmons Cast as Commissioner Gordon in ‘Justice League’

By March 7, 2016

Just in case this morning’s Marvel casting news left you a bit underwhelmed, here’s something slightly more exciting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has been cast as Commissioner Gordon for Warner Bros. and DC Comics upcoming blockbuster, Justice League. It does not specify whether Simmons will appear in one or both parts of the JL films (Part One comes out November 17, 2017 with Part Two following on June 14, 2019), but let’s just assume he’ll be in both.

It’s also fair to assume going forward that Simmons will appear in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film, whenever that movie happens. Also, with rumors of a Suicide Squad sequel popping up, there’s always a chance he could show up in that. It’s a shame he wasn’t cast in time to have a part in this month’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that’s a minor quibble. This is fantastic news. J.K. Simmons is one of the best actors around, having won an Oscar for his work in Whiplash. And we all know this is not his first comic book-related work, as he famously portrayed J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films.

Honestly, forget the actual Justice League. If anyone can take down Darkseid, it’s freaking J.K. Simmons.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out on March 25th.

Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5th.

Justice League: Part One will hit theaters on November 17, 2017.

Make sure to keep checking back for updates – right here on GeekNation.

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Joe Ruggirello
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