‘Justice League’ Casts J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon

Gotham City's Police Commissioner

The cast for Warner Bros. and D.C.’s Justice League: Part One has added Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, Gotham City’s police commissioner.

The actor, best known as Peter Parker’s newspaper editor in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, joins Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Caped Crusader, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash in the 2017 Justice League film, which begins filming in April and will be directed by Zack Snyder.

Yeah, this is a pretty good catch for DC. Marvel’s probably pissed.

Warner Bros. will release Justice League: Part One on November 17, 2017 and Part Two on June 14, 2019, though Affleck, Cavill and Gadot will first be seen as the DC Trinity in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016.

In the comics, Commissioner James Gordon works closely with Batman, often summoning the Dark Knight using the Bat-Signal. Gary Oldman played the role of the mustachioed head of the Gotham City Police Department in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter