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THE JUSTICE LEAGUE PART ONE (2017): Willem Dafoe Cast In Mystery Role

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe signs on to the growing cast of The Justice League Part One. The Academy Award-nominated Platoon and Spider-Man star will play an unknown role in the DC crossover film.

Long renowned for portraying villainous roles such as The Green Goblin in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man films, many assumed that Dafoe would be playing an antagonist in Justice League. It was noted, however, that the character he will be portraying is not a villain but a “good guy,” meaning he could either be a supporting human character or an as-of-yet unidentified superhero in the movie.

At any rate, Dafoe is well-suited to appear in the upcoming blockbuster that brings together several other veterans of the superhero genre, not least of whom is director Zack Snyder:

Batman v Superman‘s Zack Snyder will return to direct the film, making it his third DC project in a row, from a script by Argo‘s Chris Terrio. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot star as the DC Trinity, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman in the film with Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Amber Heard is set to play Queen Mera in the film as well before moving to the solo Aquaman movie in 2018, with J.K. Simmons set to appear as Commissioner Gordon. Justice League is currently filming in London with on location shooting to also take place in Iceland.

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Reggie Peralta

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