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.
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