Game Of Thrones's Michael McElhatton Confirmed For Role In Justice League

Posted 2017/04/18 2366 0

There have already been a large number of recognizable actors added to DC's upcoming team-up film, but it's time to tack one more name up on that list.


Justice League, which already has Ciarán Hinds and Jason Momoa, has another Game Of Thrones alum set to appear. Actor Michael McElhatton, who played Game Of Thrones character Roose Bolton, confirmed in an interview with Red Carpet TV News his addition to the cast for Justice League:

“I can’t really tell you anything about that. Who knows, maybe they’re doing reshoots? I can’t really say, but it looks pretty amazing.” McElhatton said.

"The scene I did… Well at the moment I can say it’s a big kind of opening scene. It was pretty dark actually, in its tone. But in a good way…I quite like that. It wasn’t comic book-y, but you can thread a certain amount of humor in it, which maybe [Batman v Superman] was lacking."

When questioned on Zack Snyder himself, McElhatton seemingly couldn’t sing the director’s praises enough:

“He just lives for those comic books. He absolutely adores them and he’s an aficionado. He knows exactly what he wants and yet he is amazingly loose and open to suggestions from actors. There was an enormous amount of freedom with it.”

Hopefully more details regarding the Game Of Thrones star's role will come to light before the film hits theaters in November. Until then, you can catch Michael McElhatton in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword this May.


SYNOPSIS:  Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ciaran Hinds, Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen

Director: Zack Snyder

Screenwriter: Chris Terrio

Release Date: November 17, 2017

DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead, with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract coming first on April 4, 2017. After that it's time for Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018. Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018, and Nightwing's solo feature is due sometime in 2019.