While the merits of the Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man film cycle can be debated until the sun engulfs the Earth, one thing everyone agrees on is J.K. Simmons portrayal of Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson. He embodied the character’s cartoonish bluster while still giving him some recognizable human traits. And so successful was his interpretation that Sony just avoided Jameson altogether in its Amazing Spider-Man cycle and Marvel Studios, when faced with bringing the character back, rehired Simmons to play the part.
Of course, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Daily Bulletin took the place of the Daily Bugle, so both Jameson and the Bugle are Internet sensations with Jameson breaking into mainstream discourse by outing Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as Spider-Man.
And, it seems, the character will be returning sometime soon.
Simmons told the SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show that he has already filmed another J. Jonah Jameson appearance outside the material shot for Spider-Man: Far From Home. “There is one more JJJ appearance in the can,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “And from what I’m hearing there’s a plan for yet another. So hopefully JJJ will continue now and forever.”
Speculation on his next appearance varies wildly. The next Marvel Studios film, Black Widow, is set in the past and seems like an unlikely spot for him to appear unless one of the film’s stinger scenes updates fans on Spider-Man’s predicament. It is always possible the Bugle will be a more popular news source than the Bulletin when we rejoin the present day MCU in 2021’s The Eternals — making Jameson an unavoidable TV pundit commenting on the title characters.
More likely, we’ll see him in Morbius as that film appears to take Far From Home‘s idea of a hunted Spider-Man as part of its background reality. And considering Morbius will also feature an appearance by Micheal Keaton as Adrian Toomes, it seems Sony’s live-action Spider-Verse and the MCU will share characters and concepts until, at least, Holland’s final appearance as Spider-Man in an Marvel Studios production; which is expected to occur after the third MCU Spider-Man film.
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