Sam Elliott Addresses J. Jonah Jameson Rumors, Hulk And Ghost Rider 2!

Sam Elliott Addresses J. Jonah Jameson Rumors, <i>Hulk</i> And <i>Ghost Rider 2</i>!

The actor reveals whether or not he's actually up for a role in Spider-Man and shares his thoughts on not being asked to reprise his roles in either The Incredible Hulk or Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance...

On Whether Or Not He's Been Contacted About Playing J. Jonah Jameson:

"I had no idea. It would be fun, but who knows? I wish I had a crystal ball. We all wish we did, right?"

On Not Being Asked Back For Hulk And Ghost Rider Sequels:

"They did 'Hulk,' then they did a reboot of that as something totally new ... and that fell flatter on its face than the first one did. I hear they're doing a sequel to 'Ghost Rider' as well. I don't think I've been recast; I just think my character isn't in it."

On Whether He'd Consider Starring In Any Other CBM's In Future:

"I just like to work, and the first consideration is that it be decent work, good work. It's what I've wanted to do since I was a little kid, and I've just been blessed. It's been good for me and good for my family, and hopefully, I've been relatively good to the business."

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UnfriendlySpidey - 10/29/2010, 3:54 PM
Nice find @Josh! Like Elliot alot as an actor, but he's no JJJ haha
thatiscrazy - 10/29/2010, 3:55 PM
This dude is awsome!
DCMarvelFreshman - 10/29/2010, 3:58 PM
Ah ya beat me too it, lol fast find Josh)
vermillion - 10/29/2010, 3:58 PM
Cool guy. But they really should just bring back JK Simmons.
Niprock - 10/29/2010, 3:59 PM
what does he mean fell flatter on its face than the first one at least the reboot is watchable, but I still think Sam is the man, ever since ROAD HOUSE
UnfriendlySpidey - 10/29/2010, 4:03 PM
haha @Niprock

Anthrax - 10/29/2010, 4:05 PM
yeah jk simons is unbeatable you bitches

@Vermillion where did you get that name from it sounds odly familiar O_o
Ryden - 10/29/2010, 4:05 PM
It's too bad TIH did badly, considering it's easily better than a lot of CBM' of the best actually. Or at least, one of my personal faves. The fight scene at the end was beyond epic.
Curmudgeon - 10/29/2010, 4:06 PM
If not JK Simmons, I really think JJJ should be played by John McGinley from Scrubs.
Hawksblueyes - 10/29/2010, 4:15 PM
Intruder: One of my favorite movie quotes ever " I bet that hurts now,Don't it?"
DukeAcureds - 10/29/2010, 4:22 PM
DukeAcureds - 10/29/2010, 4:22 PM
(like Routhboot, btw. You get it)
superotherside - 10/29/2010, 4:32 PM
TIH is twice the movie "hulk" ever will be... there r no words to describe TIH except: INCREDIBLE! too bad it did poorly at box office... but how did we know it was going to be 1 of the best CBMs of all times? oh well... we all make mistakes even CBMers... but only sometimes...
JoshWilding - 10/29/2010, 4:35 PM
Ryden: I completely agree! The Incredible Hulk is one of my favourite CBM's as well and that fight scene is probably one of the best I've ever seen in a movie. It deserved to do a lot better than it actually did, and as I've said before, 2010 should have been the year of Iron Man 2 AND The Incredible Hulk 2!
DukeAcureds - 10/29/2010, 4:36 PM
Hulk's a good film. It's just not a good Hulk film. TIH is about as good as a Hulk film gets. It is the shit. Nuff said.
DukeAcureds - 10/29/2010, 4:38 PM
Mr. Eliot? That you, Sam. Dude don't take it to heart. Big Lebowski was awesome.
ironknight - 10/29/2010, 4:43 PM
LOVED Incredible Hulk. It definitely deserves a sequel.
JackJNapier - 10/29/2010, 4:47 PM
he is completely wrong about the Inc Hulk. It was really good, where as the first one was completely awful.
ThomYorke - 10/29/2010, 5:08 PM
the mans a legend but i dont think he could pull off jjj as well as simmons. i dont think anyone could

i think im the only one on this site who thinks the first hulk is better than the reboot. it wasnt great sure but it was alot better than the reboot. but if you took the drama from the hulk and the action from the incredible hulk THEN youd have a great hulk film
Ryden - 10/29/2010, 5:13 PM
@DannyRand- Yeah he'd make a very cool Iron Fist movie. I think he totally understood what made a good Hulk mvoei, it was pure excellence.

@Josh- Yeah, I would LOVE to see TIH2 it was so good. Still, Ruffallo did say he had signed on to do Hulk sequels, and Tim Blake Nelson said he's very willing to play the Leader again.

@guinessguy- Are you high? The first Hulk was TERRIBLE. And in no way better than the reboot. The reboot totally understood what the Hulk was abaout, anger, rage and banner's ongoing chase.

Ang Lee's Hulk was a crappy arthouse film with a big budget, Hulk never got angry?! WTF?!!? That movie was an abomination to Hulk fans everywhere....and no I don't mean the villain.
theangrytroll - 10/29/2010, 5:23 PM
He said, "They did 'Hulk,' then they did a reboot of that as something totally new ... and that fell flatter on its face than the first one did."

The key word there is "FLATTER," implying he knows the first one fell flat as well. And in terms of box office, he's right. As someone pointed out already, The Incredible Hulk made $134,806,913 in 2008. Adjusted into 2008 dollars, Hulk made $157,385,162. Fewer people went to see The Incredible Hulk. It fell flatter.

That being said, as much as I love Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons WAS J. Jonah. He's gonna be almost impossible to top.
TheStranger - 10/29/2010, 5:49 PM
He was an amazing Thunderbolt Ross.
theangrytroll - 10/29/2010, 7:01 PM
Well there's a person I never thought I'd agree with. But yeah, John C. McGinley is awesome, and might be able to follow successfully in J.K. Simmons' footsteps.

Now I should go purchase a lottery ticket, since Hell has apparently frozen over.
steelrocks - 10/29/2010, 7:25 PM

This dude gotta be tripping really high. TIH was freaking EPIC! I have nothing negative to say about that movie, just STFU. He's jealous
AlternateNo4 - 10/29/2010, 8:03 PM
ugh no wonder i dont come around here much anymore. TiH was a dumb movie for dumb people. bana was a real scientist while norton was just a twitchy whiner... garner was brilliant AND breathtaking while tyler was a one note song. and elliott... well, he's amazing, but anybody would be compared to william hurt, who can take any movie and turn it into a vanilla-pudding-flavored bowl of thorazine. TiH was aimless, purposeless, redundant, self-indulgent, and totally message-less. the super-soldier b.s. was an AWFUL retcon--MUCH worse than Lee's starfish nonsense. and that was a godawful abomination--nolte's absorbing man was far more compelling. whatever... it's not like i'm not used to dealing with shallow people that want shallow entertainment. sometimes it just gets depressing.
felixxx - 10/29/2010, 8:29 PM
"and that fell flatter on its face than the first one did"?
What reviews has he been reading cause im pretty sure the second one kicked ass. Maybe hes getting a little crazy in his old age. His character died in Ghost Rider, sooooo obviously his character isnt in it.
TheHierophant - 10/29/2010, 10:13 PM
Sam Elliot was the best part of Ghost Rider, I feel. He's a great actor, and rocks that mustache pretty righteously. But, HOLY SHITE he is wrong about "The Incredible Hulk." His pride is hurt because it was better than BOTH CBM's he was in. But, he was a pretty damn convincing "General Ross."
LEEE777 - 10/30/2010, 4:34 AM

Lol, good actor but find a DC part or something, NO to another major MARVEL part ever! ty.

: D

cyberstew - 10/30/2010, 4:55 AM
I think he'd be a good revolver Ocelot in the mgs movie
AdamMichaels - 10/30/2010, 7:11 AM
Sam is way off on his "fell flatter on its face" line. Marvel Studios' The Incredible Hulk did better numbers than Hulk.

Both Marvel Studios and distributors Universal were happy with the numbers and were ready to make a sequel. But the issues they had with Norton caused the delay, which in turn forced them to wait until after The Avengers for a Part 2.

Elliot made himself sound bitter with that one.
schuellerdg - 10/30/2010, 8:38 AM
If the second Hulk was considered bad its because they were frighted by how much of a piece of shit the first movie was. I thought the second one was awesome. Its funny how he called it completely new. It was exactly how the hulk character was suppose to be played.
GrayFox1025 - 10/30/2010, 9:33 AM
@ cyberstew - i totally agree with him being Ocelot
@ Anil Rickly- YES Dr Cox IS J Jonah Jamasen!
AdamMichaels - 10/30/2010, 1:33 PM
I don't trust Sam Elliot's opinion on Marvel movies. After all, the two films he played in (Hulk & Ghost Rider) were dog-awful renditions of the superheroes. I don't think he truly knows what these characters are about.
HULK2099 - 10/30/2010, 1:36 PM
I think his time with marvel is up
loganoneil - 11/1/2010, 10:19 AM
"They did 'Hulk,' then they did a reboot of that as something totally new ... and that fell flatter on its face than the first one did."

Apparently Sam (while a brilliant character actor) doesn't doesn't live in the same world as the rest of us...

I duuno if I like acting in the Sc-Fi/fantasy genre.  Sure 'Tron' was fun, but it wasn't emotionally satifying...
JonF - 11/1/2010, 2:53 PM
Awwww....It's a shame I missed the oppurtunity to comment on this post while it was still fresh! I could've ripped open some new asses!

This is the debate that will NEVER end! It's absolutely ridiculous to compare the "Hulk" to "TIH"! They're too different in approach! The only satisfying solution would be to combine both films! We've all argued this topic to exhaustion, yet it STILL manages to elicit asanine comments!

Objetively speaking, Ang's film offered much more in the way of style and originality! The people that expected to see non-stop action seem to hold a grudge against Ang's effort for it not being what they expected it to be!!

Letterier's effort was far less inspired, predictable, and featured too little story and depth! While neither film got it completely right, Ang's version simply offered more for the viewer to think about! LL's "requel" was just a chase movie with predictable beats! Ironically it didn't feature ENOUGH action for my tastes! He waited far too long too bring in the Abomination!

As for the cast: Bana - played Banner as repressed - CORRECT! Jennifer CONNELLY, not Garner, played Betty as caring and concerned. Sam Elliot played General Ross as the unshakeable soldier with a grudge! And Glenn Talbot was right on the money! Any long-time Hulk comic book fan(30 years or more) knows that Ang had these characterizations down pat!

The bottom line is that any future movie efforts need to closely follow the source material from 1962 - 1982 to properly capture the story and feel of the Hulk! BTW, where was Rick Jones in either film? LOL!
MakioGrant - 11/8/2010, 2:03 PM
The best actor in Ghost Rider movie.

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