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Marc Webb would like J. Jonah Jameson to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3

04.22.2014

You'd think with all the characters appearing in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 director Marc Webb would include J. Jonah Jameson since he's played such a big part in the comics, but unfortunately the cigar chomping editor-in-chief won't be in the new movie. However while taking part in a Google+ Hangout, Marc Webb said he would really like to introduce J. Jonah Jameson in the next film, but he also says it's going to be very hard to find someone to top J.K. Simmons' performance as the character in Sam Raimi's Spidey flicks.

I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film. It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could out do J.K. Simmons in that role, he is so iconic. That's something we've really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is I don't know, but I think you can expect to see him in the future.

A couple of months ago we reported on a The Daily Bugle viral blog for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 featuring an editorial from Jameson, and most of you said you'd love to see J.K. Simmons as JJJ again in Marc Webb's films. Doubt it's going to happen, but I think it would be really cool if Sony and Webb brought Simmons back for the new Spider-Man movies.

One of you also suggested Timothy Olyphant for Jameson when the viral blog was posted, and I think he would make an awesome Jameson, but if Sony wanted to go a little older, I think Stephen Lang would do a great job with the character as well. Who do you want to see play J. Jonah Jameson in Marc Webb's Spider-Man films?

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 will open on May 2nd, 2014, followed by THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 on June 10th, 2016, and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 4 on May 4th, 2018.

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11:41AM on 04/24/2014

HOLY CRAP.... I really didin't know... and super sad now

Since before Simmons even Read a script for spider man ... I have always thought that Dennis Farina would have been a perfect Jameson. THE PERFECT JAMESON!! And like i said I like Simmons just not for this role, i think he made Jameson a joke... BUT WOW I DON"T KNOW WHAT ROCK IVE BEEN UNDER, BUT I REALLY DIDN"T KNOW MR. FARINA WAS DEAD :(!!!! SUPER SAD AND HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR!!! AND EVEN DEAD HE CAN STILL PLAY A BETTER JAMESON THEN SIMMONS!!! AND IF YOUR A PERSON THAT CARES ABOUT CAPS YOUR
Since before Simmons even Read a script for spider man ... I have always thought that Dennis Farina would have been a perfect Jameson. THE PERFECT JAMESON!! And like i said I like Simmons just not for this role, i think he made Jameson a joke... BUT WOW I DON"T KNOW WHAT ROCK IVE BEEN UNDER, BUT I REALLY DIDN"T KNOW MR. FARINA WAS DEAD :(!!!! SUPER SAD AND HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR!!! AND EVEN DEAD HE CAN STILL PLAY A BETTER JAMESON THEN SIMMONS!!! AND IF YOUR A PERSON THAT CARES ABOUT CAPS YOUR A DBAG :) NO ONE IN RECORDED HISTORY HAS GONE DEAF OR BLIND BY READING CAPS SO SUCK IT :) LOL TJ SAYS :)
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5:01AM on 04/23/2014
To be honest, there are a BUNCH of actors that could play the role (Gary Cole, William H. Macy... I guess even Stephen Lang, etc...) But with such an iconic performance by JK Simmons, why would you WANT anyone else to do it? My only reservation would be that these movies are so bad and the Raimi ones are so good that it would mess with my brain to see an actor that creates a bridge between the two franchises. I say leave everything about the Raimi movies alone and cast someone else in the
To be honest, there are a BUNCH of actors that could play the role (Gary Cole, William H. Macy... I guess even Stephen Lang, etc...) But with such an iconic performance by JK Simmons, why would you WANT anyone else to do it? My only reservation would be that these movies are so bad and the Raimi ones are so good that it would mess with my brain to see an actor that creates a bridge between the two franchises. I say leave everything about the Raimi movies alone and cast someone else in the role. The last thing I want to think about when watching these terrible movies is how good the first two were and weep for what they could continue to be...
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7:43AM on 04/23/2014
I think the numbers might disagree with you on that one. I liked the first 2 Raimi ones also, but the new ones just seem more polished and do not have those silly comic relief scenes planted in the middle.
I think the numbers might disagree with you on that one. I liked the first 2 Raimi ones also, but the new ones just seem more polished and do not have those silly comic relief scenes planted in the middle.
7:43AM on 04/23/2014
I think the numbers might disagree with you on that one. I liked the first 2 Raimi ones also, but the new ones just seem more polished and do not have those silly comic relief scenes planted in the middle.
I think the numbers might disagree with you on that one. I liked the first 2 Raimi ones also, but the new ones just seem more polished and do not have those silly comic relief scenes planted in the middle.
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8:58PM on 04/22/2014
Robert Downy Jr. is Tony Stark and J.K. Simmons is J. Jonah Jameson.
Robert Downy Jr. is Tony Stark and J.K. Simmons is J. Jonah Jameson.
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8:18PM on 04/22/2014
I'd love it if they brought back Jameson for the new films, as long as his appearance is useful to the story and he's not relegated to dopey comic relief like in Spider-Man 3. Seriously, what a waste of J.K. Simmons that was. They could have done a wicked Scorpion origin story that directly involves Jameson as part of the plot, but instead they shoehorned Venom in, leaving Jameson with nothing to do other than argue with a young girl over a camera. Dumb move.
I'd love it if they brought back Jameson for the new films, as long as his appearance is useful to the story and he's not relegated to dopey comic relief like in Spider-Man 3. Seriously, what a waste of J.K. Simmons that was. They could have done a wicked Scorpion origin story that directly involves Jameson as part of the plot, but instead they shoehorned Venom in, leaving Jameson with nothing to do other than argue with a young girl over a camera. Dumb move.
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10:20PM on 04/22/2014
Idk, I loved the pills gag
Idk, I loved the pills gag
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6:51PM on 04/22/2014

SIMMONS SUCKED!!!! BLESS HIS HEART

I AM SORRY THAT I AM GONNA DO THIS IN ALL CAPS!!! BUT MR JAMESON IS NOT SIMMONS AND SIMMONS IS NOT MR. JAMESON . I LIKE SIMMONS JUST NOT FOR THIS ROLE... MR JAMESON IS NOT A JOKE OR COMIC RELIEF ... IS A NEW YORK NEWS PAPER EDITOR ... AND I KNOW IN MY HEART THE GUY THAT CAN DO IT IS DENNIS FARINA ... HE LOOKS THE PART, HE IS MR JAMESON... SIMMONS IS TRYING TO LOOK LIKE MR JAMESON AND LOOKS LIKE A JERK DOING IT!!! UGH PLEASE GOD, BABY JESUS AND THE HOLY GHOST GET DENNIS FARINA FOR THE JOB!!!
I AM SORRY THAT I AM GONNA DO THIS IN ALL CAPS!!! BUT MR JAMESON IS NOT SIMMONS AND SIMMONS IS NOT MR. JAMESON . I LIKE SIMMONS JUST NOT FOR THIS ROLE... MR JAMESON IS NOT A JOKE OR COMIC RELIEF ... IS A NEW YORK NEWS PAPER EDITOR ... AND I KNOW IN MY HEART THE GUY THAT CAN DO IT IS DENNIS FARINA ... HE LOOKS THE PART, HE IS MR JAMESON... SIMMONS IS TRYING TO LOOK LIKE MR JAMESON AND LOOKS LIKE A JERK DOING IT!!! UGH PLEASE GOD, BABY JESUS AND THE HOLY GHOST GET DENNIS FARINA FOR THE JOB!!! PLEASE!!!!
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8:11PM on 04/22/2014
DENNIS FARINA IS DEAD! SORRY!
DENNIS FARINA IS DEAD! SORRY!
8:16PM on 04/22/2014
Well, you already look like an ass for typing in all caps. Now you look like a dumb ass because you didn't know Dennis died last year.
Well, you already look like an ass for typing in all caps. Now you look like a dumb ass because you didn't know Dennis died last year.
5:08AM on 04/23/2014
Youre an idiot
Youre an idiot
7:18PM on 04/23/2014
Wow...I just...I wasn't even going to respond until I saw you mentioned the late, great Dennis Farina...who would've been a fine choice if it weren't for the small inconvenience of him being dead...
Wow...I just...I wasn't even going to respond until I saw you mentioned the late, great Dennis Farina...who would've been a fine choice if it weren't for the small inconvenience of him being dead...
11:33AM on 04/24/2014
HOLY COW I REALLY DIDN"T HEAR THAT HE DIED :( HOLY CRAP!!!
HOLY COW I REALLY DIDN"T HEAR THAT HE DIED :( HOLY CRAP!!!
6:44PM on 04/22/2014
I say keep JK Simmons. Treat Jameson like Spidey's version of M, where Judi Dench played the character regardless of who was playing Bond. There is no one out there who possibly out do Simmons in the role. Maybe Olyphant or Lang, but why bother if you can get Simmons back.
I say keep JK Simmons. Treat Jameson like Spidey's version of M, where Judi Dench played the character regardless of who was playing Bond. There is no one out there who possibly out do Simmons in the role. Maybe Olyphant or Lang, but why bother if you can get Simmons back.
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5:02PM on 04/22/2014
J.K. Simmons is J.J.J. BOOM!
J.K. Simmons is J.J.J. BOOM!
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3:28PM on 04/22/2014
Remember, it wasn't just Simmons being perfect that made him a great JJJ, it was the swarm of beleaguered assistants buzzing around him, constantly redirecting his attention. His scenes in Raimi's films were constructed so well, I think it would be difficult to reproduce that even if you did bring Simmons back. Without the tight quarters, snappy newsie dialogue, and Ted Raimi getting ordered around, it just wouldn't be the same
Remember, it wasn't just Simmons being perfect that made him a great JJJ, it was the swarm of beleaguered assistants buzzing around him, constantly redirecting his attention. His scenes in Raimi's films were constructed so well, I think it would be difficult to reproduce that even if you did bring Simmons back. Without the tight quarters, snappy newsie dialogue, and Ted Raimi getting ordered around, it just wouldn't be the same
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3:19PM on 04/22/2014
I would love to see JK Simmons back in that role! Really, there's nobody else who could hold a candle.
I would love to see JK Simmons back in that role! Really, there's nobody else who could hold a candle.
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2:54PM on 04/22/2014
The next movie definitely needs to feature a J. Jonah Jameson coming of age story.
The next movie definitely needs to feature a J. Jonah Jameson coming of age story.
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3:07PM on 04/22/2014
...where we'll find out that he's secretly been in the employ of Oscorp all along.
...where we'll find out that he's secretly been in the employ of Oscorp all along.
12:14PM on 04/22/2014
J.K.Simmons was perfect, he hammed it up well but since Peter Parker was so humorless that was just what was needed. I could see him come back playing it more menacing to fit into this take. But I wouldn't mind somebody new, maybe somebody like Nick Offerman.
J.K.Simmons was perfect, he hammed it up well but since Peter Parker was so humorless that was just what was needed. I could see him come back playing it more menacing to fit into this take. But I wouldn't mind somebody new, maybe somebody like Nick Offerman.
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12:53PM on 04/22/2014
now that's interesting...
now that's interesting...
2:54PM on 04/22/2014
Offerman interesting? He is. He's on a roll lately.I had no idea who he was when he popped up in Sin City. Loved him in Kings of Summer. Funny, charming, menacing, I even think he has a pretty good growl.
Offerman interesting? He is. He's on a roll lately.I had no idea who he was when he popped up in Sin City. Loved him in Kings of Summer. Funny, charming, menacing, I even think he has a pretty good growl.
11:40AM on 04/22/2014
I remember when Paul Giamatti was cast we were all 100% sure it was as JJJ and that the Rhino thing was just a smokescreen.
I remember when Paul Giamatti was cast we were all 100% sure it was as JJJ and that the Rhino thing was just a smokescreen.
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10:19AM on 04/22/2014
I don't see any reason why J.K. Simmons can't play J. Jonah Jameson in the new movies. Even though the rule is that you change all actors for a rebooted series. There are exceptions. Take James Bond for example. Judi Dench has been playing M for seven films and two Bonds, and the current Bond was a total reboot. I think audiences don't mind actors keeping the same role like these, because they are very significant, but not the stars or supporting stars of the film.
I don't see any reason why J.K. Simmons can't play J. Jonah Jameson in the new movies. Even though the rule is that you change all actors for a rebooted series. There are exceptions. Take James Bond for example. Judi Dench has been playing M for seven films and two Bonds, and the current Bond was a total reboot. I think audiences don't mind actors keeping the same role like these, because they are very significant, but not the stars or supporting stars of the film.
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11:33AM on 04/22/2014
I said the same thing a few months ago - how Judi was used for 007 and how Spiderman can do the same thing with Simmons.
I said the same thing a few months ago - how Judi was used for 007 and how Spiderman can do the same thing with Simmons.
10:17AM on 04/22/2014
I thought TASM2 was a good solid movie and I think its an important move by Marc Webb who understands that JK Simmons was so iconic in the role. Yet he still has a nod to jonah jameson in the movie maybe the next one could have soundbites of Jonah in his office just shouting 'PARKER' . Really liking what Marc Webb has done with the franchise so far though.
I thought TASM2 was a good solid movie and I think its an important move by Marc Webb who understands that JK Simmons was so iconic in the role. Yet he still has a nod to jonah jameson in the movie maybe the next one could have soundbites of Jonah in his office just shouting 'PARKER' . Really liking what Marc Webb has done with the franchise so far though.
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10:14AM on 04/22/2014
JK Simmons IS J Jonah Jamenson and no matter who they get, will never be able to top his performances in the original trilogy.

Olyphant would be a good choice for a younger J Jonah, but I also think John Slattery (aka Roger from Mad Men) would make for an awesome J Jonah. And I think someone said before that maybe Steve Martin could do a good job with the role.

I hope he appears in the next film. He's a big part of the Spider Man universe.
JK Simmons IS J Jonah Jamenson and no matter who they get, will never be able to top his performances in the original trilogy.

Olyphant would be a good choice for a younger J Jonah, but I also think John Slattery (aka Roger from Mad Men) would make for an awesome J Jonah. And I think someone said before that maybe Steve Martin could do a good job with the role.

I hope he appears in the next film. He's a big part of the Spider Man universe.
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9:55AM on 04/22/2014
I doubt if anyone can top the, like Masterdebator88 said, flawless performance of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. He IS J. Jonah Jameson.
I doubt if anyone can top the, like Masterdebator88 said, flawless performance of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. He IS J. Jonah Jameson.
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9:49AM on 04/22/2014
I ended up seeing TASM2 in 2D this past weekend and all I'll say is that I ended up really liking it; Garfield seems a lot more confident as Parker & Spider-Man. I didn't really like the first one, but I may have to revisit it soon.
I ended up seeing TASM2 in 2D this past weekend and all I'll say is that I ended up really liking it; Garfield seems a lot more confident as Parker & Spider-Man. I didn't really like the first one, but I may have to revisit it soon.
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12:20PM on 04/22/2014
Good to hear, coming from someone who didn't even like the previous one. So do you think it will make as much $ as the studio is predicting? How was Dane DeHaan and his version of the Goblin?
Good to hear, coming from someone who didn't even like the previous one. So do you think it will make as much $ as the studio is predicting? How was Dane DeHaan and his version of the Goblin?
2:58PM on 04/22/2014
Cool. The action looks like it is pretty spectacular. That's one of the things I liked better than in Raimi's films, it seems to flow more naturally and more playfully.
Cool. The action looks like it is pretty spectacular. That's one of the things I liked better than in Raimi's films, it seems to flow more naturally and more playfully.
3:59PM on 04/22/2014
@aerketype - swift_justice55 jumped on your question, but my two cents with regards to box-office is that I feel the rewatchability of the film could be high. DeHaan was very solid and smartly cast; you will know if you have seen 'Chronicle.'
@aerketype - swift_justice55 jumped on your question, but my two cents with regards to box-office is that I feel the rewatchability of the film could be high. DeHaan was very solid and smartly cast; you will know if you have seen 'Chronicle.'
5:46PM on 04/22/2014
Much Obliged . I like DeHaan, he's much more the son of an unhinged Dafoe than Franco could ever be.
Much Obliged . I like DeHaan, he's much more the son of an unhinged Dafoe than Franco could ever be.
5:57PM on 04/23/2014
Dehaan was definitely a more sinister Goblin. In my opinion it was all brought together nicely ,I thought it was a well constructed movie and has left me wanting more. Will be seeing it again at some point, I was a fan of the Raimi ones and I was dead against a reboot, but after watching the last 2 by Webb I definitely feel these are the stronger of the lot. Balancing drama with good action. Cant wait for the third one now.
Dehaan was definitely a more sinister Goblin. In my opinion it was all brought together nicely ,I thought it was a well constructed movie and has left me wanting more. Will be seeing it again at some point, I was a fan of the Raimi ones and I was dead against a reboot, but after watching the last 2 by Webb I definitely feel these are the stronger of the lot. Balancing drama with good action. Cant wait for the third one now.
9:44AM on 04/22/2014

You already fucked up by making Paul Giamatti be Rhino

If Sony wasn't so fucking concerned with stacking the villain list to the top he could've got Paul to do a very decent JJJ. But we have to settle for Paul being a Russian gangster surrounded by a CGI mech.
If Sony wasn't so fucking concerned with stacking the villain list to the top he could've got Paul to do a very decent JJJ. But we have to settle for Paul being a Russian gangster surrounded by a CGI mech.
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9:33AM on 04/22/2014

Nobody can top J.K. Simmons. He was flawless.

They need to get Mr. SImmons back. He has the voice, the attitude and charm of the character. I hope this means TAS2 will be the last high school setting, hopefully. We need Peter as an adult, taking care of his aunt and working at the Daily Bugle. That way we can get with Eddie Brock, create Venom and Carnage and work our way to a real Sinister Six movie.
They need to get Mr. SImmons back. He has the voice, the attitude and charm of the character. I hope this means TAS2 will be the last high school setting, hopefully. We need Peter as an adult, taking care of his aunt and working at the Daily Bugle. That way we can get with Eddie Brock, create Venom and Carnage and work our way to a real Sinister Six movie.
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