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JK Simmons says he’ll never close the door on returning as J Jonah Jameson in Spider-man movies

March 2nd, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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In some rather cool news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons has said he would never close the door on returning to Spider-Man as J. Jonah Jameson.

Fans have started a petition (via Squareeyed) for the actor to reprise the role he played in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy as the bombastic Daily Bugle editor, who has achieved cult status over the years.

However, although Simmons left the door open to a potential return, he did give petitioners a much needed reality check.

Simmons said: “That petition does not come from anybody that is in a position to actually do anything about it.”

However, he added: “Doing those movies with Sam was one of the great joys of my career, and it was a super fun character… so I’ll never close the door on anything.”

Sony and Marvel recently moved the release date forward for the currently untitled Spider-Man reboot, with the Tom Holland-starring film swinging onto our screens on July 7, 2017.

Of course, Spidey will make his eagerly-anticipated debut in the MCU with Captain America: Civil War this May and you can check out our video below on why that movie might turn out to be Marvel’s masterpiece. For more from the MCU, stay tuned to your SquareEyed news feed.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.