MCU J.Jonah Jameson Confirmed To Be Different From Raimi Spider-Man Films
J.K. Simmons confirms Spider-Man’s version of J. Jonah Jameson’s character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. In Spider-Man: Far From Home’s mid-credits Scene, Peter Parker (Tom Holland), and MJ (Zendaya), react to a Daily Bugle News broadcast in which Mysterio(Jake Gyllenhaal) exposes Spider-Man’s secret identity and charges him with murder. The scene brought back Simmons, who uttered “menace” as if that weren’t enough. Since the unveiling of Simmons’ return, fans have been wondering when other characters from previous Sony franchises would appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The trailer for No Way Home shows that the film picks up where Far from Home left off. After Jameson’s global revelation, Peter visits Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who helps him undo it. Strange then attempts to cast a spell that makes the whole world forget Peter Parker is Spider-Man. The Multiverse is opened when the magic fails. No Way home will bring back villains of Sony’s past, including Lizard (Jamie Foxx), Electro (Willem Dafoe), Green Goblin(Willem Dafoe), and Doc Ock. The most recent trailer showed many of the film’s villains and confirmed that Simmons would appear in more than the beginning of the new Spider-Man movie.
J.K. Simmons spoke recently on the Happy Sad Confoundedpodcast about his plans to reprise the role as Daily Bugle editor in MCU. Simmons answered a question about whether he needed to start playing Jameson in the MCU from scratch. Below is what he had to say about it.
Simmons stated, “You know what? I think it’s slightly different.” It’s certainly a different character, according to the authors of the current version of the story. It’s a slightly new character to me. It’s the same man with less hair. He has the most beautiful hair, which I wish he had. He’s just a bit of comic relief that is incorporated lightly into the movie, as it is appropriate for his character.
Simmons’ Jameson is in the universe before Strange’s spell. No Way Homes’ villains might be from an alternate universe, but he’s not. Loki’s main character, a variation of the trickster who died in Avengers: Infinity War, is also a variant. This Jameson is most likely a variation of Raimi’s Daily Bugle Editor. Simmons emphasizes that Jameson is funnily cantankerous despite not having hair. Jameson would be the character that was mostly unaffected by the alternate universe’s circumstances. It’s not clear if Molina, Foxx, or Dafoe will be playing their characters from Sony’s films. Electro, for example, has had a dramatic makeover ever since his appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
No Way Home’s new trailer addresses that most of its villains died fighting for their Spider-Man. Many see the final appearance of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as a foregone conclusion–which would be the cherry on top of a film that pays homage to web-slinging cinema. With No way home now in full swing, Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s future is uncertain. Holland will only appear in one additional MCU project. Sony is also building its characters universe, with a Miles Morales movie rumored to be in development. Spider-Man No way Home promises to deliver a huge performance, bringing back almost every actor who made the franchise so popular, not least Simmons.