Red Rover, Red Rover… Are DC and Marvel hand-picking actors from each others’ film rosters to transition to “the other side?” It seems that way! First, J.K. Simmons, who perfectly embodied J. Jonah Jameson in the first batch of ‘Spider-Man’ movies was cast in Warner Brothers’ ‘Justice League’ as Commissioner Gordon. Now comes word that another ‘Spider-Man’ vet has been cast in ‘Justice League’ — Willem Dafoe, who camped it up as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in the first ‘Spider-Man’.
Though he played a menace in ‘Spider-Man’, it doesn’t appear he will be portraying a villain in the DCEU.
Nothing has been revealed about his role, other than that it is as a “good guy.” So let the guessing begin! A “good guy” could mean a lot of things. Another superhero? (Probably not.) A supporting character along the lines of Commissioner Gordon? Or a completely new character like Holly Hunter‘s Senator Finch from ‘Batman V Superman’. Well, here’s hoping he knows not to drink Grandma’s Peach Tea… and that his name isn’t Martha.
Obviously there are thousands of characters in the DC Universe upon which his character could be based. Could be the father of one of the new heroes like Ezra Miller‘s The Flash or Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman? Maybe an older version of a character like Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, another millionaire inventor who could factor into Cyborg‘s origin or possibly in the creation of the Justice League’s high-tech headquarters?
There has even been some speculation that he might be playing the Martian Manhunter, one of the founders of the classic comic book version of the team. There has been no mention of his appearing in the movies, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
Otr maybe he won’t be any of these. We have a year until we find out.
Who do you think Dafoe will play in ‘Justice League’?
‘Justice League: Part One’ directed by Zack Snyder, starring Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams and J.K. Simmons in ‘Justice League – Part One’, directed by Snyder, due on November 17, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant
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