'Justice League' Finds Its Commissioner Gordon in Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons

The 'Whiplash' actor joins the cast of Warner Bros. and D.C.'s upcoming 'Justice League' movie as Batman's ally.

AceShowbiz - J.K. Simmons is the latest actor added to the extended cast of "Justice League" movie. The Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actor has landed the role of Commissioner Gordon in Warner Bros. and D.C.'s upcoming film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The character was played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, and Benjamin McKenzie takes on the role in the Batman prequel TV series, "Gotham".

Simmons joins Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) who have been on board the superhero team-up movie. Amber Heard is also set to make cameo appearance as Aquaman's love interest Mera in "Justice League" before she's featured in Aquaman solo movie.

Simmons, who won more than thirty accolades for his role as mean music instructor Terence Fletcher in 2014's "Whiplash", was previously part of another comic book universe. He played Peter Parker's (Tobey Maguire) hypertensive newspaper editor in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films. The 61-year-old actor lent his voice to Mayor Lionheart in Disney's "Zootopia" and can be seen in "The Accountant" which also stars Ben Affleck.

"Justice League" will be split into two parts, "Justice League Part One" which is due out November 17, 2017 and "Justice League Part Two" which is slated for a June 14, 2019 release. "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" helmer Zack Snyder is attached to direct both installments. Filming for the first part will begin in mid-April.

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