JK Simmons

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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.

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Zack Snyder‘s Justice League has found its Police Commissioner Gordon in Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Having already played J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man movies, this screenplay (written by Chris Terrio) shouldn’t feel like unfamiliar territory. Produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, Warner Bros. plans to release the film in two parts, with Justice League: Part One starting to shoot mid-April. After the former’s slated November 17, 2017 release, Part Two will arrive in theaters June 14, 2019. (more…)

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Aside from being the son of a well-known film director, and for being an accomplished Academy Award-nominated filmmaker in his own right, Jason Reitman is perhaps most famous for his live stage readings of well-known screenplays at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Reitman has staged Ghostbusters and The Big Lebowski, in the past, but this month’s entry is truly ambitious: The Empire Strikes Back. As much as casting is tricky whenever one of these readings is mounted, it must be no easy task to fill the mythic shoes of Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams and Frank Oz. Reitman recently revealed who will play some of the key roles in his Empire reading, and in an interview he highlighted the reasons why he’s chosen the chosen ones. (more…)

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Obviously anything “Avatar” that isn’t by M. Night Shamalamadickhead is exciting enough, but how do you make  Avatar: The Last Airbender , a critically acclaimed animated series, better? Boobs and steampunk. Yep, those seem like the right catalysts that nerds will fall privy to.

Paramount, which owns Nickelodeon, first announced the series last summer, back when we thought the film was going to be something better than a racist, lethargic, pedantic, monotonous, pile of shit. Word and intrigue has since been mute. That was until The Wall Street Journal got their first good look at Korra, the heroine from The Last Airbender sequel series Legend of Korra.

Set 70 years in the future, The Legend of Korra follows a new Avatar named Korra whose attempts to master the final element, air, leads her to a brand new, steampunk influenced city. The WSJ also revealed the cast:

Janet Varney as KORRA
Kiernan Shipka as JINORA
Daniel Dae Kim as HIROSHI SATO
David Faustino as MAKO
Sheychelle Gabriel as ASAMI
Lance Hendrickson as LIEUTENANT
JK Simmons as TENZIN

Kick-Ass babe, steampunk, JK Simmons and Bud from Married With Children? I think I speak for every one when I say, “SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”

The show is set to premiere on Nickelodon sometime in 2012. Are you as excited as I am?

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