J K Simmons Promises More J Jonah Jameson In MCU

Spider-Man, along with the rest of us, is going to be see a lot more of J Jonah Jameson in the future.

That’s according to actor J. K. Simmons who played the character in director Sam Raimi’s early 2000s Spider-Man trilogy and who made a surprise return to the character, albeit in a reimagined way, in the end credit scene in last summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, Simmons stated that we will be at least seeing him again one more time in the MCU, but possibly more.

There is a future for J. Jonah Jameson after a several-year hiatus. He showed up very briefly for those who were wise enough to stay through the credits of Far From Home. … There is one more JJJ appearance in the can, and from what I’m hearing there’s a plan for yet another. So hopefully JJJ will continue now and forever.

In Raimi’s trilogy, Simmons’s Jameson was presented pretty much as he appeared in the comics – a hard bitten newspaper man and editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle who had an irrational hatred of Spider-Man. For his surprise appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jameson has been repositioned as an angry far fringe online commentator in the Alex Jones mold. Given that this new version is the one who outed Spider-Man’s secret identity of Peter Parker and then accused him of murder, having him pop up between now and the summer of 2022 when the next Spider-Man movie is due out is a good way to keep this plotline alive in fan’s minds, even if we see Jameson editorializing about something beside Spider-Man himself.

But where might that reminder pop up? Simmons did not mention where this next appearance that is already “in the can,” will be, but here are the possibilities. Black Widow and The Eternals has wrapped production. Obviously Black Widow was due to be released last month but has been pushed to November, bumping Eternals out of its release date into next year. Before the coronavirus shutdown of film production, Marvel only had one film in production, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. It also had the Disney+ series The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki all in front of cameras as well.

So we have a number of possibilities where his appearance could happen. Of course, Simmons could have filmed his appearance for something that hasn’t yet started production, but that seems unlikely.

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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