‘Amazing Spider-Man 3′ Could See the Return of J. Jonah Jameson
When rebooting the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise, director Marc Webb brought many of the classic characters with him to the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ films. One character that didn’t make the cut was J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker’s blustery editor at The Daily Bugle. Jameson was played memorably by J.K. Simmons in Sam Raimi‘s ‘Spider-Man’ films and Webb now admits it’s time for him to appear in the new series of films.
While participating in a Google Hangout to promote ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Webb was asked about Jameson and whether now, as Peter has finally graduated college and would be looking for a job, we’ll see the Daily Bugle boss in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3.’
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.
So, Webb says he doesn’t know but also adds that he “very much” likes the idea and “thinks” you can expect to see Jameson in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3.’ It’s probably a little past due, but it’s hard to complain that ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ – which is already so jam-packed with characters we’re unclear as to how they’re going to balance it all – needed another character. It makes sense considering Peter’s arc that he’ll a) meet Mary Jane, and b) get a job at The Daily Bugle in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3,’ so it’s good to see that they’re already planning the character’s introduction.
Some fans have speculated that Webb’s comments indicate that they may get Simmons to reprise his part from the Raimi films, but considering everything in the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ franchise has been a hard reboot, we can’t imagine any of the actors from the original returning for these films (minus, Stan Lee, of course).
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ opens in theaters on May 2.