The Spider-Man trilogy introduced the world not only to the famous superhero played by Tobey Maguire, but also gave fans another idol – the editor of the Daily Bugle Jay John Jameson, played by J. K. Simmons. When the franchise ended, it seemed like the character would have to say goodbye, but last year he made an unexpected return in “Spider-Man: Far from Home”.
Simmons himself said in an interview with Collider that, in general, his return was not controversial, and the only thing he worried about was how much the character from the Sam Raimi trilogy would have to develop.
Do we want to make it more modern? Well, you understand. I was very attached to what I did before for various reasons. In the end, the compromise was simply the lack of hair, the actor shared with a laugh. He also joked that Marvel easily made a concession in this regard, because they wanted to shoot the scene as soon as possible and not delay it by making a suitable wig.
Of course, the external difference between Jameson from the original trilogy and the way he appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe turned out to be noticeable, because according to the canon, the character is distinguished by lush hair. But these changes did him only good, giving credibility to what was happening. And most importantly, Jonah Jameson remained true to himself, making sensational and controversial statements. Hardly anyone else would have come up to publicly blame Spider-Man for Mysterio’s death.
By the way, there is good news for Simmons fans: the actor has already signed a contract with Marvel and will appear in at least two more films of the studio. And one of them will surely be “Spider-Man: The Enemy at Home”, which will be released in December 2021.