‘Justice League’ Casts ‘Invictus’ Actor Julian Lewis Jones

By Dave McNary

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Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones has joined “Justice League,” which will bring together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash.

Jones appeared in Clint Eastwood’s 2009 drama “Invictus,” playing the chief of Nelson Mandela’s bodyguards, opposite Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. He also had roles on U.K. shows such as “Stella,”  “Where the Heart Is” and “Caerdydd.”

He revealed the “Justice League” news in an interview with Wales Online. Warner Bros. had no comment.

“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,” Jones said.

“It was filmed at Warner Bros. studio at Leavesden as well as at various locations around the U.K. and Iceland,” he added. “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.”

Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, J. K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe also star. The film, scripted by Chris Terrio, is scheduled to be released on Nov. 17, 2017, with “Justice League: Part Two” set for June 14, 2019.

“Batman v Superman,” starring Affleck as Batman and Cavill as Superman, turned out to be mildly disappointing for Warner Bros., with worldwide grosses hitting $870 million. Snyder directed from Terrio’s script, which introduced Gadot as Wonder Woman, Momoa as Aquaman and Miller as The Flash.