Before being called in for a meeting about Justice League, J.K. Simmons didn’t know who Zack Snyder was. Having made a name for himself with action-heavy features like Dawn of the Dead, 300 and Watchmen, Snyder was given the keys to the DC Comics kingdom. He produced and directed Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, establishing the cinematic franchise unofficially known as the DC Extended Universe.

Simmons, of course, is no stranger to comic book movies, having appeared in all three installments of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy as J. Jonah Jameson – a role he won’t rule out returning ...

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J.K. Simmons Didn’t Know Who Zack Snyder Was Before Justice League