J.K. Simmons Cast as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League

by Russ Burlingame


J.K. Simmons will play Commissioner James Gordon in Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League - Part One, THR reports.

The actor, best known to comics fans as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films and the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, will play the Gotham City Police Commissioner in the upcoming team-up film which will star Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the wake of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Over the years, Simmons has frequently been quizzed on whether he might return as Jameson in a Spider-Man reboot, since his is arguably the most universally-beloved casting ever in a comic book movie. He's always said that he's open to it, but two reboots on had recently started to acknowledge it seemed less likely.

Justice League, written by Chris Terrio (Argo) and directed by Snyder, is expected to start filming in April for a November 2017 release.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.