Last year, Spider-Man: Far From Home came up with 2 massive surprises towards the end. The first was the revelation of the Skrulls and SWORD, and the second was the debut of J. Jonah Jameson within the MCU. It made us all nostalgic as after 12 whole years, we got to witness the return of JK Simmons as the fast talking Triple J. He became the first actor to reprise his role from a different Universe into the MCU. And now, we’re going to see him return in the untitled Spider-Man 3 as well. But before that, he could actually appear in Morbius & Venom: Let There Be Carnage as well.
JK Simmons stepped into the MCU with a complete makeover. He didn’t have the old look which he did when he played J. Jonah Jameson in Sony’s 3 Spider-Man movies of Sam Raimi. We would have liked for him to have a full head of hair and a look that is closer to J. Jonah Jameson in the comics. But at the same time, the change felt okay because it differentiated the character from the one we saw in Raimi’s Spider-Man Universe. Furthermore, we were able to make out how this version of JJJ exists in the current day and age. Besides losing hair, he became the face of a digital media company called Dailybugle.net, instead of being the boss at The Daily Bugle.
While the change in the looks of JK Simmons is understandable, we now know that it might not have happened. Simmons was recently interviewed by Collider, and he was asked about the creative differences he and the producers of Spider-Man: Far From Home had. He said:
“The only thing we didn’t a hundred percent see eye to eye on, I think, was how much is this character going to be the character from, I think, the comic books and from the Sam Raimi original trilogy, and how much do we want to evolve it and to have it be more contemporary or more… you know. I was very attached to what I had done previously for a variety of reasons. So I guess the compromise ended up being no hair. [laughter] Which I think honestly, that decision might’ve just been them going, ‘We don’t have time to make a wig. We got to shoot him tomorrow in the office.’ So, J. Jonah Jameson either lost his hair in the last few years, or he was wearing a hairpiece the whole time. I don’t know, you pick.”
His addition was surely welcomed by everyone and we cannot wait to see how troublesome he is going to become for Spider-Man in the future. Since he was the one to break the “Murderous Spider-Man” story, he will now have the power to carry some more devastating narratives for Peter Parker. Let’s see what the future of the MCU (and SPUMC) holds for him.
Disney has confirmed that WandaVision is set to arrive on Disney+ in December. As for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, its Disney+ page shows that it is coming out in 2021. Here’s how the rest of the slate of Phase 4 & 5 looks for now – Black Widow releases on November 6, 2020, The Eternals on February 12, 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on May 7, 2021, Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 on December 17, 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on February 11, 2022, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25, 2022, Black Panther II on May 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 on July 8, 2022. Blade, Ant-Man and the Wasp 3 & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are also confirmed for future releases. As far as other TV shows are concerned, Loki, What if…? & maybe even Hawkeye will arrive next year. Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight & She-Hulk will possibly arrive in 2022.