Actor J.K. Simmons says he probably won’t return to the Webslinging franchise as everyone’s favorite hero berating asshole, J. Jonah Jameson, in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. While that may be sad news for those of us who still cling to the Raimi trilogy like over obsessed exes (time to let it go, people!), his exclusion will ensure the sanctity of Marc Webb’s new Spidey tales. What could possibly be worse than muddling these 2 separate Spider-Man universes by allowing a single actor to resume his previous role?
Simmons had a chance to talk about this the other day, and this is what he said:
“There’s always talk,” Simmons says. “I’m doing it in animation land [on ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’], but Sam Raimi’s take on the world of Spider-Man has run its course. We were all excited and ramping up for ‘Spider-Man 4’ a few years ago, but for a variety of ridiculous showbiz reasons it ended up not happening. The reboot is a very different universe. Both versions are legitimate, and this one doesn’t have a J. Jonah Jameson so far. As far as I know, I won’t be putting on the flat-top again.”
What do you think? Would you want Simmons to return with his wild, spit-yelling antics? Or do you want someone new?