J.K. Simmons Says He's Open To Playing J. Jonah Jameson In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

J.K. Simmons, who famously brought the role of Peter Parker's Editor In Chief, J. Jonah Jameson, to life in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy says that he is open to exploring the character again in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 7/30/2012

J.K. Simmons is famous for a lot of things, perhaps the role that has made him famous to most fan-boys is how perfectly he acted a J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. To most people he is the definitive version of the character having voiced him in the new Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon as well. While chatting at The Television Critics Association Press Tour, via Crave Online Simmons was asked if he would ever do the role again for the new set of Spider-Man movies that Marc Webb just stared. “Oh, I’m open to anything. Obviously that was enormous fun playing that character. A big part of the fun was doing it with Sam and with Tobey. Like I said I literally have not seen the movie. I don’t even know tonally how different it may or may not be. I’m a fan of the actors, the director and everything else. Yeah, I’m always open,” he said. Along with saying that he hasn't seen the new film going on to say that he said goodbye to J.J. along time ago. He also said that he feels like the carpet got yanked out from underneath the first franchises feet, although he says it's water under the bridge.

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superotherside - 7/30/2012, 5:32 PM
Cool. Actually wouldn't mind him being in it.
GreenHalJordan - 7/30/2012, 5:34 PM
YES!
Cross - 7/30/2012, 5:38 PM
this is one actor that you can't replace in the spider-man movies. No one can top what he did with the character. I would love to see him as jjj again but its also a fact that hes too good for tas trilogy.
pyrodude93 - 7/30/2012, 5:40 PM
I couldn't see anyone else doing the role better.
elcaballerooscuro92 - 7/30/2012, 5:44 PM
an r rated J.J. would be hilarious
Durf - 7/30/2012, 5:44 PM
OH...MY...GOD! YES!
MiVigilante - 7/30/2012, 5:46 PM
i dont see him fitting as far as the "tone" of the new movie. i would love more than anything to have him back as jjj, but i just dont see it happening
Deadshot - 7/30/2012, 5:47 PM
J.K IS J.J and honestly it is not that crazy of an idea, look at the actress who keeps playing M in the James Bond films.
SageMode - 7/30/2012, 5:52 PM
Just as long as he's not campy like he was in the Raimi films, I wouldn't mind him reprising the role.
TheBigBoss917 - 7/30/2012, 5:58 PM
YES! Only thing i missed from Raimi Trilogy
gastitdk - 7/30/2012, 6:00 PM
YES, PLEASE!
UncleJimmy - 7/30/2012, 6:03 PM
denis farina...

you cant have old series actors in reboots, causes issues
FlashFacts - 7/30/2012, 6:04 PM
He definitely should be back.. He was a perfect JJJ. if Judi Dench can come back for the new Bond movies,then why not?
xXkryptoniteXx - 7/30/2012, 6:05 PM
I hope his back to reprise his role, I know it's a different universe but he was perfect for the role. I didn't watch the movie yet and I'll wait for the Blu ray.
FlashFacts - 7/30/2012, 6:06 PM
all he needs to say is " PARKER! u look different. get a hair cut."
kisama - 7/30/2012, 6:06 PM
That would be Amazing. He's one of my favorite actors. You all should see him Lady Killers.
kisama - 7/30/2012, 6:06 PM
*in Lady Killers
MasterApoc81 - 7/30/2012, 6:16 PM
just like they didnt replace hugh jackman as wolverine ...when they rebooted xmen with first class and having that cameo......they should let him reprise the role if ur good ur good....................just like green lantern i dont care if they reboot but mark strong was sinestro ...the one shinning thing about that movie
MJPETTY7 - 7/30/2012, 6:18 PM
YES!!!!!!!! I want him back!!!!
jumpingtheshark - 7/30/2012, 6:20 PM
@NinjaJesus No way Jose. Cranston is James Gordon all the way. He was perfect as his voice in Batman: Year One and he is the only person most can see replacing Gary Oldman.
SymbioteJoker - 7/30/2012, 6:26 PM
PARKER! I'm paying you to take pictures not finish your homework!
AutobotCommander84 - 7/30/2012, 6:28 PM
J.K. is the only actor from the Raimi series that is truly irreplaceable.
WebHeadedHero - 7/30/2012, 6:31 PM
PLEASE!!!!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 7/30/2012, 6:33 PM
J.K. Simmons was bad@$$ from the Raimi trilogy. I honestly cannot think of anyone else bringing a d@mn good performance as J.J. Jameson. If he comes back as JJJ ( Sony, you better do so!) I'll be HAPPY as hell. Happy, I tell you! J.K. Simmons FTW!!! :D

Stay EPIC, my friends!
VIRILEMAN - 7/30/2012, 6:33 PM
It's foolish to say no one could ever top his JJJ. I remember people saying no one would ever top Jack Nicolson's Joker and we all know how that turned out.
Adriel - 7/30/2012, 6:37 PM
Yes, please! *-*
Deschain12 - 7/30/2012, 6:38 PM
He was great as J.J.
Sortis - 7/30/2012, 6:40 PM
DO EEET!
pesmerga44 - 7/30/2012, 6:40 PM
WIN SO MUCH WIN. Thank you J.K.Simmons for wanting to come back and Sony would be complete dumb asses for not bringing him back to reprise the role.
ronnie42 - 7/30/2012, 6:41 PM
NOBODY I REPEAT COULD PLAY HIM BETTER! He's awesome!
marvel72 - 7/30/2012, 6:44 PM
in the imortal words of highlander there can only be one,j.k.simmons must return as j.jonah jameson.
VIRILEMAN - 7/30/2012, 6:45 PM
Again, it is so short sited and foolish to say "NO ONE COULD PLAY HIM BETTER." How could you possibly know that? Everyone back in the day would go on about how "NO ONE WILL EVER TOP JACK NICOLSON'S JOKER!" And we all know they got proven wrong. I loved J.K. Simmons JJJ. But I think he is to over the top in his portrail of the character. I want a more down to earth approach. And M from Bond isn't a good example because she isn't played cheesy in the original or reboot.
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 7/30/2012, 6:45 PM
This guy is [frick]ing hilarious
Joker08 - 7/30/2012, 6:46 PM
Perfect JJJ, but it might confuse some folks. I vote R Lee Ermy to play Mr Jameson in the sequel.
VIRILEMAN - 7/30/2012, 6:47 PM
And for the record I remember people 20 years ago saying no one would ever play Batman better than Adam West. Digest that one for a bit...
mikesinuman - 7/30/2012, 6:47 PM
no, put arsenio hall for the role. like what they are doing casting a black for perry white. hahahaha
VIRILEMAN - 7/30/2012, 6:48 PM
If R Lee Ermy was younger I'd totally agree. He is way too old at this point.
xinstituto - 7/30/2012, 6:48 PM
Will there be an ASM 2?
[frick]!
I still prefere my colection w/ the first trilogy.
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