Having played the villain in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Willem Dafoe is set to join DC’s cinematic universe as a ‘good guy’, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Platoon actor will first appear as the yet-to-be-revealed character in Justice League Part One and is the second prestigious actor from the Spider-Man films to join the cast, the first being JK Simmons (who will play Commissioner Gordon in the film).
Defoe will be fighting alongside the likes of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) also making an appearance.
Justice League will be split into two parts, with Defoe reportedly signed on to star in both. Zack Snyder, who helmed both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, is back on board for the team-up film, the first part of which will reach cinemas next year.
Before then, Warner Bros. and DC are set to release both Suicide Squad and a solo Wonder Woman film. In SS news, Jared Leto has become increasingly vocal about all the strange things he did to get into character (The Joker) including sending anal beads to fellow cast members and meeting killers.
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