This is some wonderful casting news! J.K. Simmons, who scared the crap out of many as a harsh music teacher in “Whiplash,” has been cast as Commissioner Jim Gordon in “Justice League.” The last time Simmons was seen in a superhero film, he played the grouchy J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy.

Gary Oldman portrayed the famous commissioner of Gotham City in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy and Ben Mackenzie is currently playing Gordon on TV on Fox’s “Gotham.”

“Justice League: Part One” is currently filming and is being directed by Zack Snyder. It’ll make its way to theaters November 17, 2017, with “Justice League: Part Two” to debut two years later on June 14, 2019. Simmons can currently be heard as one of the animated voices in Disney’s “Zooptopia” and will next star in “The Meddler” with Susan Sarandon.

Source: TheWrap

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