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JK Simmons to play Commissioner Gordon in Justice League

Whiplash

Story by Jack Foley

JK Simmons has been cast as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League movie.

The in-demand actor is no stranger to comic book movies, having played publisher J Jonah Jameson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies.

By taking on the role of Gordon, he steps into shoes most recently vacated by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Simmons has been hotter than hot since winning the best supporting actor for 2015’s Whiplash.

In addition to Justice League, the actor was recently cast alongside Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s Boston Marathon bombing film Patriots’ Day.

He also has Chazelle’s next film, La La Land, on the way, as well as The Accountant with Ben Affleck, Bastards with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms and The Snowman with Michael Fassbender.

Justice League, which will be directed by Snyder, sees heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) teaming up to combat a threat beyond each member’s capabilities.

Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay for Justice League, which will be released in two parts by Warner Bros.

Justice League: Part One will start shooting in mid-April and is currently slated for release on November 17, 2017, with Part Two following on June 14, 2019.

In the meantime, Warner Bros.’ next DC film will be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits cinemas on March 25.

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