From Jameson to James Gordon, J.K. Simmons Moves to Justice League
For the longest time fans have been petitioning Marvel to bring back actor J.K. Simmons as Spider-Man’s boss J. Jonah Jameson to no avail. Today Hollywood Reporter reveals that the “Whiplash” actor has joined WB and DC Entertainment’s Justice League movie.
The Oscar winning actor joins an already huge cast including Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miler and Ray Fisher. Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay for Justice League, which will be released in two parts by Warner Bros. It’s produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder.
The untitled Justice League movie will begin shooting next month with a Nov. 17 release date while Justice League part two will be released June 14, 2019.
Personally, we would have picked Simmons’ co-star in Kung Fu Panda 3 Bryan Cranston to play the long-time Batman supporting character and father of Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl. Other existing versions of the character include a younger Jim Gordon in Gotham played by Ben McKenzie.
Simmons is a veteran when it comes to superhero movies as he’s played J. Jonah Jameson thrice in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy. Fans have been petitioning to see him in Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movies starring Andrew Garfield and even around the time Marvel announced Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man.
It’s also interesting to note how many Best Actors they have in the DC Expanded Universe led by Batman himself, Ben Affleck