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Willem Dafoe joins cast of 'Justice League'

By Wade Sheridan
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Willem Dafoe joins cast of 'Justice League'
Willem Dafoe arrives for the premiere of "Daybreakers" on January 7, 2010. Dafoe has signed on to star in "Justice League." File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- William Dafoe has been cast in Warner Bros. upcoming superhero team-up film, Justice League: Part One.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dafoe joins the project as a good guy with details about his character being kept under wraps.

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Dafoe is expected to appear in Justice League: Part One, which started production in April, and its already planned sequel.

The actor joins a growing cast that includes Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and undersea queen Mera (Amber Heard).

The actor is no stranger to comic adaptations as he famously appeared as the villainous Green Goblin in the first Spider-Man film alongside Tobey Maguire, director Sam Raimi and J.K. Simmons who also joined Justice League as Batman's trusted police ally, Commissioner Gordon.

Directed by Zack Snyder with a screenplay by Chris Terrio, the DC comics epic brings together the iconic group of heroes to combat a new enemy threatening the earth. Justice League: Part One is due in theaters Nov. 17, 2017.

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Before then Warner Bros. will be releasing the villain-focused Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer on Aug. 5 and a Wonder Woman standalone film directed by Patty Jenkins on June 23, 2017.

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