J.K. Simmons to Play Commissioner Gordon in ‘Justice League’

Academy Award winning actor J.K. Simmons is set to play Gotham City’s most important authority figure Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming ‘The Justice League Part One’ movie from Man of Steel and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder.

Courtesy of CBS.

Simmons will be the first man to portray the character in live-action since Gary Oldman performed the role in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012) and will join Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Jason Mamoa in the movie that is set to be released on 17 November 2017.

The 61 year old, whose ‘Supporting Actor’ Oscar win came in 2015 for his performance as a hard-nosed jazz teacher in the year’s surprise hit Whiplash, is perhaps best known in the superhero genre for his performance as J. Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Spider-Man franchise’s (2002-2007) Daily Bugle newspaper.

Source: THR