J.K Simmons is Heading to DC Comics as Justice League's Commissioner Gordon
J.K Simmons is returning to the comic book movie genre, but not in the role you were hoping.
Despite a huge swathe of the Internet petitioning to see J.K Simmons reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson in Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man reboot, the Oscar winner is making the switch to another famous comic book role. THR reports that Simmons has been cast as Commissioner James Gordon in the first big screen installment in Warner Bros.' Justice League series.
While this news will disappoint many Marvel fans, it will be music to the ears of those who are following the progress of the DCEU. In taking on the role of Commissioner Gordon, Simmons follows in the hallowed footsteps laid down by the likes of Gary Oldman and Lyle Talbot. Simmons, though, seems like the perfect fit for a role that has so often proved crucial to major DC Comics stories, and it doesn't get more 'major' than the first live action adaptation of The Justice League.
Justice League Pt.1 goes into production next month, bringing together some of the DC Comics Universe's biggest characters, including Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Superman (Henry Cavill). Zack Snyder will direct the movie, which is set for release on November 17th, while the sequel is already slated for release in 2019.