J. Jonah Jameson Is a Variant of the Original Trilogy, According to JK Simmons of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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J. Jonah Jameson Is a Variant of the Original Trilogy, According to JK Simmons of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, released just over two years ago, was one of the most surprising post-credits scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. J. Jonah Jameson, played by none other than J.K. Simmons, was introduced to the franchise in this scene, reprising his popular role from Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. The character’s debut has sparked a slew of fan questions, the most common of which being whether he’s the same J. Jonah Jameson from the original films, or simply a different version played by the same actor.

The universe and which Spider-People come from where will be addressed in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but Simmons is clearing things up about his character ahead of the film’s release. Simmons revealed that the Jameson we see in the MCU is a variation of the character he played in Raimi’s original trilogy when participating on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast.

“You know what,” Simmons remarked, “I think it’s a little different version.” “Certainly, it’s a very different figure from the creators of the present edition of the story. It has a slightly distinct personality to me. It’s the same knucklehead, but with less hair. To be honest, I wish he had the same hair as myself… The most important thing is that he’s still the same jerk, and he does, at the very least, have the same mustache and cigar. He’s a tiny comic relief character who gets sprinkled gently throughout the film, as is proper for that role.” This Jameson has replaced the newspaper with a live streaming channel, causing people to become enraged in a far more modern fashion. Rather than just making Spider-Man seem bad in the paper, he uses technology to actively harm the hero, making him far more of a villain than in prior iterations.

Jameson was the one who disclosed Spider-identity Man’s to the entire world at the end of Far From Home. The reveal that Peter Parker is the man behind the mask is the catalyst for the rest of No Way Home’s plot. Jameson is expected to play a larger, more active role in this upcoming film.

Are you happy to see J.K. Simmons reprising his role as J. Jonah Jameson? Let us know what you think in the comments! On December 17th, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in theaters.

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