According to Heat Vision, actor Willem Dafoe has been cast in Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part One. Currently in production, the follow-up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is expected to arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017. There’s no word at this time on who exactly Dafoe is playing, but word is that it will not be a villainous role. This marks the second actor from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy to score a part in DC’s Justice League, following J.K. Simmons’ casting as Gotham City’s police commissioner, James Gordon.
The film will follow on from the events of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman (2016), David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (2016), and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (2017). It will also be our first formal introduction to characters that will eventually feature in Seth Grahame-Smith’s The Flash (2018) and James Wan’s Aquaman (2018). A team-up follow-up, Justice League Part Two, is already planned to arrive in 2019, with Snyder on board to direct. Further films already planned in the DC lineup include Shazam (2019), Cyborg (2020), Green Lantern Corps. (2020), Suicide Squad 2, The Batman, Metal Men, Lobo, and Justice League Dark.
Justice League Part One is the fifth installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. It is directed by Zack Snyder and carries a script penned by Chris Terrio (Argo). It will star Ben Affleck as ‘Batman’, Henry Cavill as ‘Superman’, Gal Gadot as ‘Wonder Woman’, Jason Momoa as ‘Aquaman’, Amber Heard as ‘Mera’, Ezra Miller as ‘The Flash’, Ray Fisher as ‘Cyborg’, Amy Adams as ‘Lois Lane’, J.K. Simmons as ‘Commissioner Gordon’, and Willem Dafoe.