J.K. Simmons is one of the all time greats. His roles in films like “La La Land,” “Juno,” and “Whiplash” (the latter earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor) has endeared him to movie fans for decades.
However, the role, that has endeared him to fans all over the world was his spot-on ripped-straight-from-the-comics portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in the Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Simmons recently made waves when he seemingly made the switch from Marvel to DC when it was announced that he would be playing Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming “Justice League” and reprising the role in “The Batman,” starring Ben Affleck.
However, the role of J. Jonah Jameson is one the Simmons holds near to his heart, he even voiced the character in 2013’s animated series ‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload.” With Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures striking a deal and rebooting Spider-Man and his supporting characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans wondered whether or not Jameson would show up and, if so, could Simmons once again reprise the role?
during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, revealed that his current contract with DC and Warner Bros would not hinder him from once again playing the famous editor of the Daily Bugle.
“It’s not a contractual thing, no,” Simmons told ET. “Never say never,” Simmons said. “Obviously I had an amazing time with Sam Raimi on those movies. That was a great time, and huge for my career and my life. If there were an opportunity to revisit that…”
Seems like the window for a big return is in the cards. Would J.K. Simmons make a good fit in the MCU? Tom Holland’s Spider-Man doesn’t seem to have a knack for photography but is very good at making films about his adventures with Tony Stark.
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