Justice League movie adds Stella actor to cast

DC is mining the cast of British TV for its Justice League film


It’s always interesting when big-budget blockbusters cast someone a bit closer to home – which is exactly what Warner Bros has just done with their upcoming Justice League movie, with a report on Wales Online confirming that Julian Lewis Jones has joined the cast of DC’s juggernaut.

Despite not revealing the name of the film he’s starring in, he nonetheless makes it pretty bloody obvious what he’s talking about: “I’m not allowed to say yet what part I play but let’s just say I’ve a role in what will likely be the most expensive film ever made… It was filmed at Warner Bros’ studio at Leavesden as well as at various locations around the UK and Iceland.

“Directed by Zack Snyder it stars Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons and host of A-list actors. I’m just happy to have been involved and I’m looking forward to the movie’s release which will be next year.”

Jones is probably most recognisable to UK viewers for the role of Karl in Ruth Jones’ Wales-set TV series Stella, as well as popping up in small roles in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Although his role isn’t likely to be a huge one, it’s nice to see who he’s playing nonetheless.

Julian Lewis Jones has been added to the cast of Justice League

Now to put our detective cap on. Admittedly we’re totally clutching at straws here, but since Affleck and Irons are the two names he mentions, maybe he’ll be playing someone on the Batman side of things. A gangster, like Sal Maroni or Carmine Falcone, perhaps? Or someone else in his rogue’s gallery? In any case, we’ll wait and see.

Jones joins a cast that already includes the likes of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, JK Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Amber Heard and Kristofer Hivju. Zack Snyder is directing from a script penned by Chris Terrio.

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