Everyone knows JK Simmons for his multitude of roles. For some, he’s the pitchman for the Farmer’s Insurance ads. For other’s he’s famous for his roles in Law & Order, New York Undercover, and makes us wet our beds for his roles in HBO’s Oz and his Oscar-winning role in Whiplash. Within the Geek community, he flawlessly played J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy. Recently JK Simmons was cast to play Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League movie, and will probably reprise that role for the Ben Affleck solo Batman film. Now that filming for the Justice League movie has started, fans are starting to get a look at Simmons for this role.
A new report claims Warner Bros. is considering four possible titles for their Justice League movie, which is currently in production. Earlier this year it was announced that production would take place on April 11th for the joining of the superheroes. Though Warner Bros. has been silent as to any confirmation that filming is taking place, the studio has its cast set at Pinewood Studios, located in the United Kingdom.
Some have speculated that the studio’s keeping hush because things are still in development… such as a title. It has pretty much been established that ‘Justice League: Part I’ was simply a working title. With the news today, we see that was the case. (more…)
Jesse Eisenberg‘s portrayal of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left a lot of fans disappointed. Words like “mis-cast”, “overdone” and “long-haired evil hipster” were thrown around, creating an uncertainty on whether or not Eisenberg would return to the role for Justice League. The actor himself didn’t even seem to have the answer; not even at the beginning stages of production for the DC heroes. It seems that the fog surrounding the matter has cleared, though, as Eisenberg enlightened us with some info this weekend at MCM London Comic-Con. (more…)
From “Sad Affleck” to corporate and creative shake-ups behind the scenes at Warner Bros., criticism, and the fallout therein, has been nonstop since the release of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, we live in a world where a movie that makes $900 million is seen as a profound disappointment, but when your movie features, arguably, the two biggest superheroes of all time, “almost a billion dollars” just isn’t good enough. Pretty much every cultural commentator’s been asked to autopsy Batman V. Superman’s “just not as successful as it should have been status,” but the situation requires a dispassionate voice of someone unafraid to be candid. Someone like Batman’s trusty butler, Alfred. Maybe the guy that plays him will suffice. (more…)
George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) had a fantastic story and plans to develop a superhero team film which would have pre-dated The Avengers. Budget was agreed upon, the location for filming was decided, the principal shooting for the film was set to begin. Heck, even a title was chosen… Justice League Mortal. Then the writer’s strike of 2007 and Warner Bros. indefinitely putting the hold on what could have been an outstanding film which held true to the comic books. (more…)
Justice League reportedly started shooting mere days after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theatres, but we’ve seen and heard precious little in the interim. So when Jason Momoa, who will portray Aquaman in the movie, goes and puts an image on their Instagram account, it’s certain to arouse a lot of interest. (more…)
The Justice League movie is a film that carries a lot of potential. It has enough time to get what Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice got wrong, right and has the opportunity to lead into a new set of films with a stellar cast. Adams, Batfleck, Cavill, Gadot, Miller and Momoa all return from BvsS with one huge addition. J.K. Simmons was added to the cast in early March to play Commissioner Gordon alongside Affleck’s Batman. Simmons is a huge signing for any film, let alone one that has the stature and potential of The Justice League. Best known for playing ever-so slightly heavy handed jazz instructor, Fletcher, in 2014’s massive success Whiplash Simmons has shown he has much more in his locker than a surly editor of a Spider obsessed newspaper. Recently a bearded J.K. sat down with DP/30 to talk about his future as Commissioner Gordon in The Justice League. (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Zack Snyder‘s Justice League. While one might expect Dafoe to continue his superhero movie villainous ways, the character he’s been cast for is one of the good guys and will appear in both parts of the Justice League movies. Which character and other assorted details are being held under wraps for the moment, which means one thing. Hundreds if not thousands of speculation posts on Defoe’s character. Let’s get started shall we? (more…)
With Man of Steel and Batman v Superman now completed and Suicide Squad coming this summer, DC Entertainment is continuing to build their cinematic universe. After next year’s Wonder Woman, the next film on their slate is Justice League Part 1 (currently beginning production). Many fans saw Batman v Superman filled with many Easter Eggs in the movie that seems to hint at an eventual confrontation with DC’s main baddie Darkseid. Not so fast… (more…)
The natural progression in storytelling is to start from the beginning and go until the end. However, it seems that this won’t be the case when The Flash and Aquaman hit theaters in 2018. According to a new report, both films will not feature an origin story like many super hero movies have done in the past. Instead, their solo films will be an extension of the story already being told in the Justice League movie that is set to come out in 2017.