With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 currently wowing audiences in the cinema, there is one noticeable absence from Marc Webb’s new series on the web-slinger, who was something of a fan-favourite.
J. Jonah Jameson runs the fictional newspaper, The Daily Bugle and is Peter Parker’s boss. He was memorably played by J.K. Simmons in the Sam Raimi trilogy in the early noughties, but as of yet has been only mentioned and not seen in the new series.
The director, Marc Webb, has hinted recently that Jameson may make an appearance in the third movie. He said: “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.”
He did also state that it would be hard to outdo Simmons’ incarnation: “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.”
Webb has recently confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be the last one that he oversees, although Marvel have said that a fourth one is in the works. This comes with the news that a Sinister Six and Venom movie are also both being made.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is due to hit cinemas in May 2016.