Back in February, Warner Bros. confirmed that Justice League will start production on April 11, but the studio has yet to reveal a full cast list for the first installment of this two-part movie, both of which will be directed by Zack Snyder. We know that Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will return from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, along with Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), who all had cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today we have word that another Batman v Superman character will be returning for the two-part Justice League movie, Jeremy Irons' Alfred Pennyworth.
The actor confirmed his return to Showbiz 411, although it isn't known if he has already started shooting his scenes for the movie yet. The actor recently wrapped up a run on the London stage in Long Day's Journey Into Night, with Justice League currently shooting at Leavesden Studios in the U.K. Very little is known about the Justice League story at this point in time, but Warner Bros. has already issued a November 17, 2017 release date for the first installment.
Justice League Part 1 is shooting at Leavesden studios in southeast England, and will utilize on-location shoots in London and Iceland. It was originally rumored that Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2 will be shot at the same time, but that report was recently debunked. Warner Bros. has slated Justice League Part 1 for release on November 17, 2017, with Justice League Part 2 arriving in theaters on June 14, 2019. It isn't known when shooting will commence on Justice League Part 2, but we'll keep you posted with more details as soon as we have them.
New cast members who have signed on are J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Willem Dafoe, who recently signed on for a mystery role. Zack Snyder is returning to direct, working from a script by his Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Batman v Superman featured a cryptic image of the iconic villain Darkseid's infamous Omega symbol, during one of Bruce Wayne's "Knightmare" sequences. It has long been rumored that Darkseid will be the primary villain in Justice League, but we don't know much about how he fits into the story quite yet.
Jeremy Irons will next be seen on the big screen as Alan Rikken in the highly-anticipated video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, which hits theaters on December 21. Hopefully we'll get confirmation of more Justice League cast members as production continues in the U.K. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on Justice League.