Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Talks ‘Justice League,’ Humor And Batman

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With Justice League right around the corner, we are starting to get more and more tidbits about the highly anticipated film. And there are many bits to be had as we really don’t know how much Joss Whedon cut or added from Zach Snyder. How does Superman return? Or for that matter, is this Ben Affleck’s swan song as Batman? Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Spider-man, Whiplash) added some fuel to  these burning questions and more as he talked up the film at London’s Raindance Film Festival in the video below.

It’s clear from what he says, that Whedon and Warner Brothers are still working ’round the clock to finish the film in time for its November 17 release. The actor, who confirmed that he just finished ADR , describes his debut as Commissoner Gordon as a “don’t blink or you’ll miss it” moment in the film.

“My incarnation of Commissioner Gordon in the first Justice League movie of what we hope will be a handful is a kind of don’t blink or you’ll miss it kind of introduction of the character. I didn’t spend all that much time…”

It also seems that all of the actors from Affleck to Simmons are committed to addressing JL’s sense of humor as he talks about “levity” in the film.

“They’re still putting the finishing touches on it. I’m really excited to see it. And, you know, to be a part of the DC Universe which is a little grittier and, uh, although having said that, I think that there’s a fair amount of levity in this, in this incarnation, too. And uh, that Ben brings to it. That everyone brings to it.”

Simmons also seems very excited about teaming up again with Affleck on Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

“I worked with Ben a couple of years ago on The Accountant and I met him years before that. I’m excited to work with him and hope to work with him on the other side of the camera at some point as well.”

You can hear more of what Simmons has to say in the video below:

The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: Red Carpet News TV

6 Times The Justice League Came Up Short

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Justice LeagueThe Justice League is comprised of the best and brightest heroes the DC Universe has to offer. When you’ve got Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman all on one team, it’s a hard combination to beat. Despite their combined strength, the Justice League has been taken down quite a few times in their long history.

Over the years, the League has faced all kinds of threats, ranging from a grief-stricken Black Adam on a rampage to an invasion of White Martians. Usually the Justice Leauge is able to overcome these threats, but sometimes they don’t have what it takes to stop evil. Of course, these are comic books and things usually shift back towards the light side in time, but that doesn’t mean darkness can’t win, at least temporarily.

Since Justice League finally hits theaters in November, now seems like as good a time as any to talk about a few times the team has fallen short. With that said, hit Next to learn more about six times the Justice League lost!

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Colin Costello

Colin Costello

A self-professed geek and DC Comics fan, Colin is a working screenwriter with two family features under his belt.

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    “And, you know, to be a part of the DC Universe which is a little grittier and, uh, although having said that, I think that there’s a fair amount of levity in this, in this incarnation, too.”

    It’s like Warner Bros. buzzed his shock collar mid-sentence to remind him that he’s supposed to emphasize the levity stuff now.