The Amazing Spider-Man 2 introduces a lot of new characters, but the one fan favorite who’s still missing is J. Jonah Jameson. Yesterday during a live Google+ Hangout with director Marc Webb and the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Webb was asked when fans could expect to see the editor-in-chief of The Daily Bugle. Here’s what he had to say:
I like the idea very much of [J. Jonah Jameson] coming up in the next film. It’s really hard to introduce someone when actually it was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than somebody who can outdo J.K. Simmons in that role.
He is so iconic. That’s something we really talked about because I love that character. He poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. … I think you can expect to see [J. Jonah Jameson] in the future.
Minor spoiler alert… Peter Parker starts submitting photos to The Daily Bugle in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so it’s very likely that Marc Webb will introduce J. Jonah Jameson in The Amazing Spider-Man 3. It’s hard to imagine anyone other than J.K. Simmons playing the character, but let me know who else you think would make a good J. Jonah Jameson in the comments below.