Willem Dafoe Joins “Justice League”

Having played the Green Goblin over a decade ago in Sony’s “Spider-Man” films, Willem Dafoe is switching sides in the comic book universe – jumping onboard Zack Snyder’s “Justice League: Part One” film at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film sees the bringing together of various DC heroes hinted at in last month’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”. Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will be joined by Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) as the group teams up to combat a major galactic threat.

Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay for “Justice League” which will be released in two parts – the first in November next year and the second in June 2019. Dafoe is playing a good guy in a role that will reportedly see him appear in both parts, but specifics of the character are under wraps.

J.K. Simmons also stars as Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon and production on the film kicked off last week. Charles Roven, Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing.

The news comes as ‘Dawn of Justice’ editor David Brenner revealed to Yahoo Movies this week that the original cut of that film in its roughest form clocked in at nearly four hours which meant “the plot lines of a couple characters had to go… these people are currently in the movie but we don’t track them.”

He also spoke about the extended cut: “What’s kind of fun is that we went back and did an extended cut where we put a lot of this stuff back, and we refined it into the same rhythm as the theatrical release. So what was once a nearly four-hour cut with absolutely everything was ridiculous – ended up being about a three-hour cut, once all these added story lines were refined with the fat was cut out.”

Source: Heat Vision