JK Simmons Has Shot His Next J. Jonah Jameson Cameo, Teases Even More

At the start of this month we learned that J.K. Simmons’ return as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far from Home wouldn’t be a one-off, and that he was signed for multiple appearances. At the time, Simmons didn’t know whether Marvel would actually make use of him, though, especially with so much uncertainty around productions right now.

Well, apparently a lot has changed in the weeks since, because now Simmons tells SiriusXM that he’s already shot his return as Jameson, who has turned newspaper The Daily Bugle into an Alex Jones-like conspiracy theory website, the better to attack Spidey from…

“There is a future for J. Jonah Jameson,” said Simmons. “Assuming movie theaters reopen and people are back in movie theaters sometime in the [future]. If not, I guess we’ll see it on our TVs at home. There is one more JJJ appearance in the can, and from what I’m hearing, there is a plan for yet another one. So, hopefully, JJJ will continue now and forever.”

So not only is Simmons back for one more, which I’m assuming will be in Sony’s Morbius film, but there will be other appearances beyond that. That would likely be in the sequel to Far from Home, which is currently due to open on November 5th 2021. But I wouldn’t put it past Marvel/Sony to make Jameson a figure beyond just the world of Spider-Man. He’s a character who fills a very specific niche, looking at the complete world of superheroes with skepticism. He’d be good to have around. Simmons agrees, although he likes the “less is more” aspect to Jameson…

“[JJJ is] one of those less is more characters…I come in, I do my thing. It’s not the biggest part of the thing…but it has an impact while I’m there. I really like that, not having to shoulder the whole load.”

Morbius hits theaters on March 19th 2021.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.