Back in February, it was confirmed that production on Justice League will get started on April 11. While this superhero adventure has been shooting for the past two weeks, we haven't gotten any official details from Warner Bros. quite yet, such as a full cast list or a synopsis. Last month, we also reported that Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons has come aboard to play Commissioner Gordon in Justice League Part 1, but it isn't known how large his role will be, or whether or not he will be back for Justice League Part 2 and other future DC Comics movies. The actor revealed in a new interview that his Commissioner Gordon role is quite small in Justice League Part 1, but he also teased the the character will be back in many more movies.
"I don't get started on that until June, and my part in the first one is very small. I'm excited to be playing that iconic character in that iconic series. I'm going into a thing that hopefully will be 2, 3, 4, maybe more movies for me, and my part in the first one is really very small. But obviously, we know who the guy is. We know his whole backstory, based on the comic book. So, I'm just gonna finish doing my research on that. And probably not watch the other actors who have played the part, because that is kind of intimidating, honestly, and I don't think I would find that to be productive. So, I'll do my take."
The actor revealed these details in a wide-ranging video interview with DP/30, although he wouldn't reveal what other DC movies Commissioner Gordon may appear in. It's worth noting that Warner Bros. is developing a stand alone Batman movie, with Ben Affleck reportedly starring as the Caped Crusader and directing, while co-writing the script with Geoff Johns. While we don't know when this movie will start production, or when it will be released, it's certainly possible that Gordon could show up in this movie.
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.
Zack Snyder is directing both Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2 from scripts written by Chris Terrio, who wrote the current blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has earned $319.5 million domestically and $851.6 million worldwide. Hopefully we'll get more details about Justice League Part 1 in the near future, as production continues in the U.K. Until then, check out J.K. Simmons' video interview below.