J.K. Simmons to Star as Commissioner Gordon in 'Justice League'

The DC Extended Universe has found its Commissioner Gordon in J.K. Simmons, THR has exclusively announced. Simmons will star as the Gotham City police commissioner in the upcoming Justice League set of films, which is slated to be released in two parts in 2017 and in 2019.

Justice League Part One is being directed by Zack Snyder and will unite the superheroes from the DC universe including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The Green Lantern has also been hinted at making an apperance in the film as well, although he has yet to be cast.

This isn't the first superhero film for veteran actor J.K. Simmons. His most notable role is that of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Rami's Spider-Man trilogy in the Marvel universe.

The role of Commissioner Gordon was last played by Gary Oldman on the big screen in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and on the small screen by Ben McKenzie in Fox's Gotham, so it'll be interesting to see Simmons' take on the role. Filming for Justice League Part One is set to commence sometime later this year.

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