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Willem Dafoe Joins Cast Of 'Justice League: Part One'

Joshua Raynor | PopWrapped Author

Joshua Raynor

04/26/2016 11:00 am
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Willem Dafoe Joins Cast Of 'Justice League: Part One' | Willem Dafoe
Media Courtesy of Bleeding Cool

Last week, filming began on the highly anticipated superhero team-up film from DC and Warner Bros., Justice League: Part One.  The film will follow the events of the recently released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a cast full of heroes and, presumably, villains.

Along with this comes a surprise casting announcement as iconic actor Willem Dafoe switches from Marvel villain to DC good guy in Justice League: Part One.  Dafoe, who starred as the villainous Marvel character Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, is playing a good guy in a role that will see him appear in both parts of the Justice League movies.  Details of his character, however, are being kept under lock and key.

In early March, the production also added J.K. Simmons to the cast as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.

Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) are the superpowered characters who must team up to combat a threat beyond each member's capabilities.  Warner Bros. is playing it coy about whether the villain is classic DC bad guy Darkseid, who was hinted at in BvS.

As I said, the movie began production last week with Zack Snyder, fresh off a worldwide tour promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in the director’s chair.

Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay for Justice League, which will be released in two parts by Warner Bros.  Justice League: Part One will hit theaters on Nov. 17, 2017, while Justice League: Part Two is slated for release on June 14, 2019.


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