Movie Casting Movie News

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE PART ONE (2017): J.K. Simmons To Play Commissioner Gordon

JK Simmons Spider Man

J.K. Simmons joins cast of The Justice League Part One. The Academy Award-winning actor will take over the role of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.

Prior to the announcement, it was widely speculated that Simmons would reprise his role as Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson in Marvel‘s Spider-Man reboot. His casting in Justice League and, presumably, it’s sequels might pose a conflict in terms of scheduling for the Whiplash actor, although no details have been provided as to the extent and duration of Simmons’ involvement in the DC crossover film.

The casting has also sparked chatter that Simmons will play Gordon in a solo Batman movie to be released after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Warner Bros. has not confirmed the existence of such a project, but it will likely feature Ben Affleck in his role as Bruce Wayne and take place in the same universe as Justice League.

Following in the footsteps of many who played Gordon before him, Simmons will be joining an already star-studded cast in the film, as reported below:

The latest in a long line of actors to play Gordon, Simmons joins a club which includes names like Pat Hingle (Batman), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Trilogy), and Ben McKenzie (Gotham). In Justice League, he joins a cast which includes Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Amy Adams.

Leave your thoughts on J.K. Simmons playing Commissioner Gordon in The Justice League Part One (via Comicbookmovie) in the comments section below. For more The Justice League Part One news and developments, visit our The Justice League Part One Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “like” us on Facebook. The Justice League Part One is set for release on November 17th, 2017.

Related Articles:


About the author

Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

When I'm not working towards my certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production at Fullerton College, I enjoy reading (horror, science fiction, and historical/political nonfiction are particular favorites), participating in my school's TV and theatre clubs, attending movie screenings, plays, concerts, and other events, and trying to come up with pithy things to say on social media. Believe it or not, there are occasions where I find time to write for my own leisure.

Send this to a friend