Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Studios' Justice League movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will play the role of Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon, Gotham City's chief of police and Batman's frequent ally.
The film, a two-parter, won't make its theatrical debut until next year. Part One is out Nov. 17, 2017, with Part Two to follow on June 14, 2019.
Simmons' co-stars include Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Godot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight himself. All three will appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, out later this month; that movie serves as a prelude to the team-focused Justice League films.
Commissioner Gordon was last seen on the big screen in The Dark Knight Rises, where he was played by Gary Oldman. Ben McKenzie plays the character on TV in Fox's Gotham, which is currently airing its second season.
J.K. Simmons won his Academy Award for Whiplash, but the actor is best known by comic book fans for a role in a Marvel movie. He played Peter Parker's boss J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, a part he also voices on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.