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

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Warner Bros’ first major DC Comics film since Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is making its way to theaters March 25, followed up by Suicide Squad in August and Wonder Woman in the Summer of 2017. Justice League, which will feature the DC heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg, is set to release in the Fall of 2017 and now Warner Bros. has brought a new cast member into the fold.

J.K. Simmons has been cast as Commissioner James Gordon, a role previously portrayed by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and currently portrayed by Ben McKenzie on FOX’s Gotham. Considering J.K. Simmons’ prowess and versatility as an actor, having won multiple awards including as Oscar for his role in 2014’s Whiplash, Simmons should be a strong fit for this role.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time J.K. Simmons has lent his talents to a comic book property. One of his most memorable roles in the past was that of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, a role he continues to voice on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

J.K. Simmons joins a cast which features Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Justice League begins shooting this April and is currently set to release in theaters November 17, 2017.