Spider-Man: No Way Home actor JK Simmons has confirmed that he will play J.K. in the film. Jonah is playing an alternate version of Jameson.
“I think it’s a slightly different version, and certainly from the creators of this current iteration of the story, it’s a very different character,” Simmons said. happy sad confused podcast. “To me, it’s a slightly different character. It’s the same blowhard, the same guy with less hair.”
He continued: “Most importantly, he’s still the same blowhard, and he has the same damn mustache — or close to it — and cigars, at least. And as fitting as that character is, he’s just a little Comic relief is something that gets sprinkled lightly in the film.”
Simmons played Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, starring Tobey Maguire as the web-slinging protagonist, and returned for a brief cameo in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Rumors abound that both Maguire and Andrew Garfield will return to No Way Home as their respective Spidey, and while speculation is still unconfirmed, the second trailer makes it clear that a whole evil gallery of villains will be coming from all corners. Multiverse to counter it with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. In addition, there is a theory that Garfield’s Spider-Man will be the one to save MJ from his fall, and an alternate version of the trailer may have been included where the other Spideys could have been edited out.
It also isn’t the first time Simmons has hinted that he is playing a new version of Jameson. “To have the opportunity to reinvent the character, I was eager to hang on to the things I really liked about it and was completely open to letting go of some of that, and feeling that was that we are in a more updated version of that universe,” he added. gecko’s den back in June.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits US cinemas this December 17th, and UK cinemas before that on December 15th. Until then, check out our complete guide to Marvel Phase 4 to get up to speed on what’s in store in the MCU.