Everything we’ve heard about Justice League so far has been about the super people populating the team up pic, and now Warner Bros. is finally starting to fill it’s non-super roles. One of the first cabs off the rank is a familiar face to Spider-Manaficionados, J.K Simmons (Oscar winner and erstwhile J. Jonah Jameson) will be rounding out the main cast in the pivotal role of Commissioner Gordon.The news will be welcome to most comic fans, including this one, as Simmons was one of the highlights of the original Spider-Man trilogy. Commissioner Gordon is a more reserved and less cartoony role, but I have no doubt that Simmons can knock it out of the park. He’s only signed on to the two Justice League movies for now, but there’s every likelihood that he will show up in the next Ben Affleck-directed Batman movie as well.
Amy Adams will additionally return as Lois Lane, marking her third time in the role. Simmons and Adams join a stacked cast, including Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg in the movie (Green Lantern is not expected to appear in the first installment). The Hollywood Reporter gives us the blandly generic plotline that see the superheroes “teaming up to combat a threat beyond each member’s capabilities.” With all the main actors cast, production can now begin on director Zack Synder’s undoubtedly epic (and most probably slo-mo filled) superhero matchup.
What do you think of the casting? Is J.K Simmons a good fit for the role in this new universe? Sound off in the comments below!