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Marc Webb Hints At J. Jonah Jameson In Amazing Spider-Man 3
'I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film.'

22 April 2014  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Sony / Google + Hangout

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Though it's not entirely clear in what order the next Amazing Spider-Films will arrive - there's a chance The Sinister Six spin-off could come before Amazing Spider-Man 3 - franchise helmer Marc Webb is keen to bring back a character much loved both in the comics and Sam Raimi's original trilogy: Daily Bugle dictator J. Jonah Jameson, first brought to the screen by J.K. Simmons.

Answering fans' questions during a Google + Q&A (which you can check out below), Webb said this about reviving the character in future Spidey installments: 

"I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film. It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could outdo J.K. Simmons in that role. He is so iconic. That's something we've really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is... I don't know, but I think you can expect to see him in the future."

His point on Simmons being impossible to top is a good one - who else could portray the blustering windbag with such oomph? Recasting the very same actor may be a tempting proposition, but it just couldn't happen... could it? Let us know who you'd like to see hairdryering Andrew Garfield's Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man in the comment box below.

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Your Comments

I was a little disappointed he or the Daily Bugle offices didn't appear in TAS-M2. Here's hoping he finally comes to the screen. Whoever does portray him has a hard time given Simmons' excellent performance from the trilogy before this series. More

Posted by cliff126 at 00:41 on 25 April 2014 | Report This Post

What if...
Tom Hanks as JJJ? Hasn't he expressed an interest in doing a comic book movie at one stage? More

Posted by WICKedly_talented at 02:03 on 23 April 2014 | Report This Post

This has micheal Keatons name all over over it More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 17:51 on 22 April 2014 | Report This Post

The new J. Jonah Jameson
How about Huge Laurie More

Posted by Shogun1700 at 15:26 on 22 April 2014 | Report This Post

J. Jonah Jameson
Craig T. Nelson. Done. More

Posted by mr_purfikt at 14:44 on 22 April 2014 | Report This Post

Am I The Only One...
...who thinks Al Pacino would be perfect for this? More

Posted by Doctor Batman at 13:34 on 22 April 2014 | Report This Post

Well, what Webb's films are missing is a healthy dose of Bruce Campbell... More

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