J.K. Simmons Says There Is A ‘Distinct Chance’ We See More of His J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man 3
One of the highlights of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home was the surprising cameo by J.K. Simmons as editor-in-chief of The Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson. In a recent interview with Collider, Simmons revealed that he is optimistic future Spidey films will feature his take on the character.
“There is a distinct chance, there have been discussions, and I’m not going to say anything definitive [laughter] because I don’t know if I’m allowed to. But yes, I’m very optimistic that I’ll have some more J.J.J. in my future.”
Simmons then went on to talk about the cameo which happened very quickly after a meeting with Marvel executives.
“The only thing we didn’t a hundred percent see eye to eye on, I think, was how much is this character going to be the character from, I think, the comic books and from the Sam Raimi original trilogy, and how much do we want to evolve it and to have it be more contemporary or more… you know.”
Despite his yearning to retread his previous performance — why else would you cast him if you didn’t want that J. Jonah Jameson — the actor eventually came to terms on a more contemporary take. Read: a bald version of the character.
“Which I think honestly, that decision might’ve just been them going, ‘We don’t have time to make a wig. We got to shoot him tomorrow in the office,'” explained Simmons. “So, J. Jonah Jameson either lost his hair in the last few years, or he was wearing a hairpiece the whole time. I don’t know, you pick.”
Spidey fans remember all too well the actor’s spot-on portrayal of the character in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy of films, so it was cool to see Simmons reprise a role he was clearly born to play. Hopefully, there is more to come!
Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Peter Parker, Samuel L. Jackson (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Nick Fury, Jon Favreau (The Lion King) as Happy Hogan, Zendaya (Euphoria) as MJ, and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) as Mysterio.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers and based on a Marvel Comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Executive Producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Rachel O’Connor, the late Stan Lee, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach.