J.K. Simmons Weighs In On Petition To Bring Him Back As J. Jonah Jameson In Spider-Man

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Entertainment Tonight caught Whiplash actor J.K.Simmons on the red carpet of the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where Ashley Crossan informed him of the of the new Spider-Man reboot.

She also acknowledged the current fan petition that is requesting Sony and Marvel Studios to recast him as the iconic J.Jonah Jameson. Simmon's J.Jonah was easily one of the best parts of the original trilogy, and depending on the tone of the film, I would definitely love to see him back in the role

J.K. didn't seem to be convinced, stating "That petition does not come from anybody that is in a position to actually do anything about it". When Crossan asked if it did happen, would he be interested, he seemed to remember the previous movies fondly.

"Dong those movies with Sam was one of the great joys of my career, and it was a super fun character...so I'll never close the door on anything."

My stance on petitions is that most often they just don't hold any weight. That said, there have been a few to really sway opinion, so maybe this one will too. Either way, I think he would be a great addition to any cast. 

via ET

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11 Comments

    • CB131518
    • 1 Posts in 4 Months

    I just wanted to let you know that in the quote you misspelled doing to dong. Just a heads up! Great article!

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 20 Months

    Simmons is awesome in the Spider-Man films, Marvel HAS to bring him back and in the MCU, no matter what!

    • CB131527
    • 1 Posts in 4 Months

    Dong? Really?

    And you of course linked to the petition so we could all sign it, right?

  1. and where is said petition?

    • KeithM
    • 38 Posts in 6 Months

    Stupid, stupid internet peoples.

    I'd love to see JK return to the role, but about the only thing a petition will do is guarantee the opposite. No studio will allow the internet to dictate to them who to cast in their films.

    Stick to praising JK in your posts, tweets and facebook pages; that might actually get their attention in the right way (then they might feel like they've got their finger on the pulse and any decision would be theirs, instead of being perceived as clueless and needing to be told how to do their business by so-much-smarter-than-them internetters).

    So step away from the petitions. They don't work and are more likely to result in acheiving the exact opposite of the desired effect. Just do the petitioning in articles and posts whenever JK's name or potential casting for Jonah surfaces. It works much better. See Deadpool. It weren't no petition that got that made.

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