Yes, J. Jonah Jameson is set to play Jim Gordon in the DCEU! This just slashed the hopes of people, wanting him to return to Spider-Man. He's not set to appear in 'Batman v Superman' and we really don't know why as of yet. But rest assure his future appearance will surely explain his current predicament!
THR reported this news less than a couple of hours ago and people I am sure will be happy with this decision. In a very short time (couple of weeks), director Zack Snyder, will start filming 'Justice League: Part 1' and all the fans are brimming with excitement. The movie will star Henry Cavil (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Ray Fischer (Cyborg), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ezra Miller (The Flash). Not much is known about the villain, expect after Batman v Superman we should have more of definite answer!
J.K. Simmons is best known in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy, as the awesome J. Jonah Jameson (he also voices the character on DisneyXD's Ultimate Spider-Man, and Agents of S.M.A.SH). He also won an Academy Award for his work in Whiplash. He also played a Police Chief in the TNT series Major Crimes. He's one of the most talented actors working in today's business and he's a huge win for DC!
Why is he in 'Justice League' and not 'Batman v Superman'?
You can almost guarantee there will be a reference to Gordon in DC's upcoming film. But why is Justice League the place to have Commissioner Gordon make his first appearance in the newly constructed DCEU? This really makes you wonder, who's going to be the big bad of 'Justice League: Part '? Could it possibly be the Joker, no, he's too human to make it as awesome as possible! We can speculate all we want, but I am glad they picked an actor with the highest-caliber of talent to join the DCEU!
Batman v Superman hit theaters on March 25th and Suicide Squad will premiere on August 5th!