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JK Simmons talks about returning as JJ Jameson in next Spider-man movies

June 1st, 2020 by Marc Comments

More great news – if somewhat expected – as JK Simmons confirms that he is contacted to return to the MCU/Sony Spider-man universe as JJ Jameson.

The actor, in a new interview (below), – who first played the angry, Spider-man hating editor of The Daily Bugle in Sam Raimi’s Spider-man trilogy – returned much to the joy of fans to the role in Spider-man: Far From Home and now, as expected, he’s hopefully set to do it all again.

In the interview the star discusses having to go through the usual casting rigmarole despite having worked with Raimi in the past:  “The producers and the people at Sony, they needed to be convinced, because obviously, there were a lot of much more high-profile actors that they had in mind that would help with the box office… It was very nerve-wracking.”

But as for his return to the role, now part of the MCU, Simmons said: “I don’t know if I would use the word expect [me to return].”

He explains that he has signed on for two more movies after Spider-man: Far From Home, but it’s up to the studio if they decide to use him again: “It’s great to have the opportunity, as these things evolve, to be one of the holdovers from the previous version.”

Look, it would be insane for Sony/Marvel to NOT use Simmons because not only is he just a wonderful, wonderful person AND actor, but he’s arguably the best bit of comic book casting of all-time (come at me, bro).

Just, please, give him back the iconic haircut next time.

What say you all? Would you like to see JJ Jameson back and hassling Spider-man? Let me know your thoughts.

Watch the full interview here:

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….