The upcoming Justice League movie has added another iconic DC character with JK Simmons signing on to play Commissioner Gordon….
JK Simmons — best known for roles in Whiplash as well as playing J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man — has been cast to play Commissioner Jim Gordon in the upcoming Justice League movies from DC and Warner Bros.
Commissioner Gordon has been a pivotal role throughout the history of the Batman universe while serving as a friend and confidant to the Dark Knight.
There have been a lot of iterations of Commissioner Gordon over the years including Neil Hamilton from the Batman TV series in the 1960’s to Pat Hingle, who played him in Tim Burton’s Batman series, to Gary Oldman, who played him in the Dark Knight trilogy all the way to Ben McKenzie, who plays a younger version of the character on TV’s Gotham.
Now Simmons will take over the role with Justice League kicking off production in April for the two-part movie that will combine all of the characters from the DC Universe of movies.
Justice League will be released on November 17, 2017 with the sequel due out on June 14, 2019.
Simmons joins a growing cast that includes Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg).
H/T: Hollywood Reporter