When people think back over Sam Rami’s Spiderman Trilogy they are loved or hated, they divide the comic book movie fan base, there in one thing that stands out from the trilogy that fans love an were hoping to get in Spiderman: Homecoming but never did and that is…. J. Jonah Jameson!
J.K Simmons who is set to return to comic book movies this month as Commisioner James Gordon in DC’s Justice League gave an absolutely stellar performance as the Daily Bugle editor-in-chief in all 3 Spiderman movies. His performance was so good that fans have been clamoring for him to reprise the role and were saddened that he wasn’t asked to return for Spiderman: Homecoming, yet the still hope that he may be asked to return to a future as it is a role that would be hard to recast after his performance.
Well fans can rejoice to a certain extent as the actor himself has not ruled out a return to the character. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight J.K. Simmons was asked if he would be open to lighting up a cigar again in the future despite the fact that he is set to appear in DC movies, and the answer he gave leaves fans with hope that he may be asked back there will be no contract dispute stopping him from returning:
“It’s not a contractual thing, no,” Simmons told ET host Ash Crossan.
He went on to say:
“Never say never. 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…”
So the actor himself hasn’t ruled out playing the character again so hopefully Marvel get onto him and get him back in the role soon enough. We for one certainly hope he gets the call to light up a cigar again.