J.K. Simmons Reveals That He's Signed On To Appear In Multiple SPIDER-MAN Sequels In The MCU

J.K. Simmons Reveals That He's Signed On To Appear In Multiple SPIDER-MAN Sequels In The MCU

While promoting the Defending Jacob finale during a new interview, Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons revealed that he's actually signed on to appear in multiple Spider-Man: Far From Home sequels...

Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons shocked the world last year when he reprised his fan-favorite role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sony/Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home, and according to some recent comments from the actor during the Defending Jacob press tour, it sounds like we may be getting a lot more of him in the future as the new-age Spider-Verse films continue to grow and expand. 

When asked on PeopleTV's Couch Surfing podcast if he expects to return as J. Jonah Jameson in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, Simmons says, "I don't know if I would use the word expect.," before explaining that while he has signed on to appear in multiple Spider-Man sequels - presumably all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - the studio isn't necessarily obligated to use him in any follow-up.

Considering how well his Far From Home cameo was received by audiences, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Sony or Marvel Studios wouldn't bring him back to annoy the living hell out of young Peter Parker (Tom Holland), especially now that he's had his identity exposed. 

Regardless, Simmons isn't letting the uncertainty surrounding his future as JJJ get him down, and remains extremely grateful for the chance to once again play in Spidey's sandbox. "It's great to have the opportunity, as these things evolve, to be one of the holdovers from the previous version."

Speaking of the beloved Raimi trilogy, Simmons elaborated on landing the now-iconic role, describing his "old-school, classic camera test" to win over a number of skeptical executives who were hoping to land a bigger name for the part.

"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."

As for the scene he was asked to perform, it's one of the most memorable JJJ moments from the original film.

"It included a scene where the Green Goblin breaks through the windows and picks me up by the throat, lifts me up in the air, and is strangling me, I'm holding the script pages, reading the scene on the audition, but then at the same time, trying to…" (here he makes a hilariously cartoonish strangling noise) "…pretending I'm being lifted by the neck and choked."

Are you guys looking forward to seeing more from Simmons' Jameson in The MCU? Let us know in the usual place.

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