There goes my hope for him to return as J. Jonah Jameson..
J.K. Simmons famously portrayed the iconic J. Jonah Jameson opposite Tobey Maguire in the original Spider-Man trilogy. Many (myself included) had hoped he would return in the newest reboot of the franchise due to how well he had embodied the character, with constant rumors circulating about his possible return. Well it appears those rumors have proven false with this latest report.
According to THR J.K. Simmons has joined the growing Justice League cast as fan favorite character Comissioner Jim Gordon. Gordon is primarily a character prominent in the Batman corner of the DC universe, and many had feared that the character had been killed off screen due to his absence from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While he has been cast for Justice League, it is likely Simmons will join Ben Affleck in the eventual Batman solo film.
While I am slightly disappointed that Simmons won’t return to the Marvel universe, I do have to say this is really solid casting. J.K. Simmons is a fantastic actor, and I can already envision how Simmons will portray the iconic character. The Justice League cast just continues to grow, as Simmons will be featured alongside heroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). It never hurts to add talent.
Justice League: Part One releases November 17, 2017, with followup Part Two hitting theaters June 14, 2019.
While I love this casting choice, I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks! Love it? Hate it? Leave a comment below!