October 21, 2017 4:59:34 pm
Sequel to Justice League is already in development, says actor JK Simmons, who essays Commissioner Gordon in the film. The first iteration Justice League has not yet hit theaters. It is scheduled to be released on November 16. In an interview with Total Film magazine, Simmons said that a script for Justice League 2 is currently being written, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Talking about his role in the first film, Simmons said: “Well, Commissioner Gordon wears a trench coat in every scene, so I don’t know that the ‘pumped up’ part is going to be all that evident, especially when you’re standing next to Batman!.” Justice League is the part of DC Extended Universe that has seen the release of films like Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman till now.
“But this is the first Justice League movie — we hope — of a few. They are working on scripts for The Batman and for the next Justice League movie. It introduces my incarnation of Commissioner Gordon. I don’t have a lot to do. I feel like I just dipped my toe in the water of who Commissioner Gordon will be,” he added.
It is also confirmed that Zack Snyder will direct Justice League 2. The sequel was initially scheduled to release in June 2019, but has since been delayed to accommodate the release for Matt Reeves’ The Batman. This is not the first time JK Simmons will star in a film adaptation of comic book characters. He played the role of John Jonah Jameson, Jr in Sam Raimi’s Spider-man trilogy which starred Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco.
(With inputs from IANS)
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.