Willem Dafoe has joined Warner Bros.'s two-part Justice League film in a mystery 'good guy' role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The exact role the actor is reportedly playing is "being kept under lock and key," but the Hollywood trade expects him to appear in both Part 1 and Part 2.
There aren’t that many senior statesman-like DC 'good guys' for the 60-year old actor to play. Of course there are always the heroes of the Justice Society, but it doesn’t appear like the DC Comics Cinematic Universe is going in that direction. The candidates that immediately jump to mind are Aquaman’s father Tom Curry, the Atlantean advisor Vulko, or New Gods such as Highfather and Metron.
Dafoe is the second Spider-Man alum to join the cast of Justice League after J.K. Simmons, who is playing Commissioner James Gordon. Dafoe played Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin, in director Sam Raimi's original trilogy.
Justice League began filming earlier this month in England.
Justice League, Part 1 is scheduled to be released in theaters November 17, 2017, with Part 2 coming on June 14, 2019.