J.K. Simmons Talks Possibly Returning As J. Jonah Jameson In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Fans have wanted to see Simmons play the Daily Bugle's J. Jonah Jameson again in The Amazing Spider-Man universe ever since his brilliant portrayal of the character in Sam Raimi's trilogy. But what does he think about that now? Find out after the jump.
I think we can all agree that J.K. Simmons as Daily Bugle boss J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy is easily one of the greatest castings in comic book movie history. Even after the franchise was given the reboot treatment, there was still a desire to see Simmons play the character yet again in this new universe. The actor expressed interest in the idea a while back, but in an interview with MTV Geek, the subject comes up again. Unsurprisingly, Simmons (who also voices the character on Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man) isn't sure if he will reprise the J. Jonah Jameson role, despite The Amazing Spider-Man universe apparently not having an actor to play the character yet.
"There's always talk," Simmons says. "I'm doing it in animation land [on 'Ultimate Spider-Man'], but Sam Raimi's take on the world of Spider-Man has run its course. We were all excited and ramping up for 'Spider-Man 4' a few years ago, but for a variety of ridiculous showbiz reasons it ended up not happening. The reboot is a very different universe. Both versions are legitimate, and this one doesn't have a J. Jonah Jameson so far. As far as I know, I won't be putting on the flat-top again."
A Daily Bugle presence in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been confirmed, but it's unknown whether or not Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) will begin working there in the first sequel. Would you like to see J.K. Simmons return as J. Jonah Jameson, or is it better to bring in a new actor?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper and Sally Field. The film is set to hit theaters May 2nd, 2014.
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