Oscar winner J.K. Simmons’ best performance may be his star turn in ‘Whiplash’ which won him the golden statue, but his most beloved role has always been his portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in the Sam Raimi ‘Spider-Man’ movies. Up until last week, fans were clamouring for Simmons to return to the role for the rebooted Spider-Man universe, alongside our latest Peter Parker, Tom Holland. But no one could have guessed which comic book movie role the actor would ultimately take.
It was confirmed last week that J.K. Simmons would make the move from Marvel to DC to play Commissioner Gordon in the DCEU, with Simmons set to make his first appearance in the first ‘Justice League’ movie, due to be released in November 2017. The DCEU is rapidly taking shape, and it is reported that the role of Gotham’s favourite (official) law-enforcer was the last key role to be filled; and what a way to fill it!
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