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Who's Going to be the New J. Jonah Jameson?

The casting rumor races begin.

 Think of this as... the battle for the 'stache.

Now that we know who’s playing Spidey and Gwen Stacy in the reboot movie, where’s the casting race for J. Jonah Jameson?!?!?

What’s Playing’s Hollywood Insider has a reporter that Marc Webb is meeting with actors right now for a role in a project with the catchy code name “Untitled Teen Action Adventure Movie.” Supposedly, the names coming up so far are John Slattery (who you might know as Howard Stark) and Sam Elliot (who you might know as Gen. Thunderbolt Ross or Ghost Rider’s old west mentor.)   Given their previous roles, I guess that means there’s such a thing as typecasting for supporting roles in Marvel movies?

Actually, it invites the question of why Ross and Jameson have never teamed-up in the comics. Either as a mayor or a gamma-charged monster, they’ve both moved up into bigger, more colorful roles lately. I’m sure JJJ would have the same double-standards about Red Hulk not being a menace because he’s a G.I. too.

You know, J.K. Simmons was so pitch perfect as JJJ, I wonder why they don’t just bring him back. If Judi Dench can keep playing M even when BOND goes back to square one, I don’t see why he can’t. It’s not like it’s going to draw any viewers out of the experience.   == TEASER ==

Still, part of the fun of following announcements like this to debate who you’d think would be best for the role. This H-Wood Insider is pulling for Stephen “the bad guy in AVATAR” Lang, but what about you Comic Vine maniacs? Who do you picture playing Peter Parker's world-class pain-in-the-butt boss?

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49 Comments
Posted by TheMarvelFanboy

No one will ever play JJJ as good as J.K. Simmons. I though he looked and acted exactly like him in the Spider-Man movies. I hope he gets the role again.

Posted by Bobby X

J.K. Simmons, even though I'm sure they are going to try someone new.

 

I can't and don't want to see anyone else as JJJ. He was absolutely perfect in the role.

Edited by PumpkinBomb

Stephen Lang was a great villain because he exuded competence. But J. Jonah Jameson is predominantly a farcical character and should be cast as such.

Posted by CaptainUseless
@TheMarvelFanboy said:
" No one will ever play JJJ as good as J.K. Simmons. I though he looked and acted exactly like him in the Spider-Man movies. I hope he gets the role again. "
Posted by Lvenger

JK Simmons. He is to Jonah Jameson what Lane Smith was to Perry White.

Posted by Gylan Thomas

Why cast someone new? The new Bond/ 007 movies kept Judi Dench as M.

Posted by matrix10st


 
Tom uhave no idea how much i have been on ggoogle and yahoo images looking for possible jonahs,osborn.aunt may, m.j,and uncle ben and not really sure who should play those roles. i have been waiting for a nother casting rumor from u and g-man
Posted by KRYPTON

J.K. Simmons played the role terrifcially. I think he should be in the reboot of Spider-Man as Jameson. 

Posted by GothamRed

I can't see anyone but J.K. Simmons playing the role, he's like what Mark Hamill is to the Joker

Posted by biggkeem89

Actually on the whole 007 thing, the reason Dench can continue to play M with the change in Bonds is because "James Bond" is a code name. Different agent, same codename, same boss

Edited by Video_Martian

Screw Marvel, NOONE replaces J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Vance Astro

Wendy Williams...

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Posted by Nefilim927

Bring back J.K. Simmons fo' sho!  But I wanna see him bring some Vern Schillinger to the role.    
Posted by Punishment

I think they should try Vince McMohm(i know is spelled wrong) from the WWE

Posted by kungnima

I'd like to see  J-K- Simmons again too. But what are the odds..

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

Just keep j.k simmons... 
He is perfect, always wil be!!!
Posted by Mumbles

i say keep simmons also. was one of, if not best actor who nailed the character.

Posted by Pacperson

Just get JK back =( he was perfect

Posted by N7_Normandy
@Pacperson said:
" Just get JK back =( he was perfect "
agreed; nobody could do it better
Posted by -Vigil-
Anyone would pale in comparison to J.K Simmons. 
Posted by -Eclipse-

I don't envy the guy who has to fill Simmons' boots... 
 
It's like getting someone else to play Xavier after Patrick Stewart, it's just not the same. Damn J.K. and Patrick for being so damn perfect in their roles!

Posted by ccrosby

JK all the way

Posted by skaarason

'' If Judi Dench can keep playing M even when BOND goes back to square one,''  
 
so true  

Posted by The Hobgoblin

For the love of all that is holy, bring back JK Simmons. He IS JJJ!

Posted by csimon

You know, J.K. Simmons was so pitch perfect as JJJ, I wonder why they don’t just bring him back. If Judi Dench can keep playing M even when BOND goes back to square one, I don’t see why he can’t. It’s not like it’s going to draw any viewers out of the experience.     
 
Took the words right out of my life. 
 
J.K. Simmons was born to play that Roll as Patrick Stewart  was Born to playProfessor X, and 

Wesley Snipes was to play Blade.    

Posted by Backflip

JK Simmons was one of those rare occasions where Hollywodd nail a casting, absolutely perfectly. In my mind, only Patrick Stewart, and Michael Cain are on par with the genius of casting as JK was. Everything, from the voice, look and tone was superb. Bring him back

Posted by InnerVenom123

JK Simmons is Jonah.
Period.

Posted by Moomin123

J.K is to Jonah Jameson, what Robert Downey Jr. is to Iron Man. The perfect choice of actor.
Posted by carnivalofsins00
@Pacperson said:
" Just get JK back =( he was perfect "
Posted by ImperiousRix

J.K. Simmons is J.J. 
'nuff said.

Posted by Om1kron
@Gylan Thomas said:
" Why cast someone new? The new Bond/ 007 movies kept Judi Dench as M. "
Honestly!!! THIS
Posted by gordocomics

its gotta be J.k. Simmons. Don't mess with perfection.

Posted by The_Martian

The last guy was perfect. Losing him is my major issue with rebooting the series. It's like when we lost Alfred from the old Batman movies :(

Posted by Abjekt

It's definitely going to be a hard act to follow Simmons, he was absolutely spot on in my view.

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

 That's funny
No one can replace J.K. Simmons
Posted by The_Warlord

Bring back JK Simmons!!

Posted by JohnDudebro

JJJ: WHO WILL WIELD THE 'STACHE

Edited by mickoreo_LZ

They would be stupid not to gift wrap the role and deliver it to J.K. Simmons. The ComicVine community obviously loves him and I'm pretty sure we know what's best :)

Posted by Death Certificate

J.K simmons is the best actor of the spider-man movie franchise, only defoe is second to him 

Posted by Bruce Vain

screw this movie
Posted by ComicCrazy

J.k. Simmons just keep him.
Posted by TheMess1428

Bring back J.K. Simmons. Enough said. He was even awesome in JUNO.

Posted by Bergquist

that was the only actor they had  right!

Posted by Edamame

Arnold. 
 
lol

Posted by yankeemanf

tom selleck!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by G'bandit

The new guy better bring his A game because Simmons was too good in that role

Posted by Eyz

If they had to keep one thing from past Spider-man movies...JJJ would be it!

Posted by zoist

J.K. Simmons was perfect as JJJ. He was the only good casting decision they made in those films. Actually, I take that back, the guy who played Sandman was perfect too.

Posted by meceka

J.K Simmons IS J Jonah Jameson!