J.K. Simmons is Open to Play J. Jonah Jameson in the MCU
Before he was our Commissioner Gordon in the DCEU, J.K. Simmons was first introduced to the superhero world as J. Jonah Jameson, Daily Bugle’s Editor Chief, in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy back in 2002, a role for which a lot of people is Simmons’ number one point of reference.
Simmons’ portrayal is one praised as one of the most accurate portrayals of a comic book character in recent times, so with Spider-Man: Homecoming kicking off a new trilogy some people are worried that the next Jameson we have is not up to Simmons’ interpretation.
However, it seems like the actor himself is open to playing the character again, as revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight when he was asked whether or not the possibility of him returning as the iconic character.
“Never say never. I had an amazing time with Sam Raimi and those movies… that was a great, great time and huge for my career and my life and just pure fun. If there were an opportunity to revisit that…”
He then joked about his age in comparison to Jameson’s, but when asked if it would interfere with his DC contract, he said that no, that he has the door opened to take the opportunity if presented.
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We will see J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League, premiering November 17, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Tonight.