Spider-Man: No Way Home star J.K Simmons returned as the iconic Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson in the recently released film. But while the third instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man film series may have felt like a conclusion, Jameson’s part in the MCU may not be over.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Simmons touched on reprising the role and teased, “I think I’m going to be in more. So, fingers crossed.” He did not divulge any details concerning the character’s future, including what films he might appear in and what role Jameson might play in those stories.
J. Jonah Jameson made his sudden return to the big screen in a cameo at the end of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which he played a major part in revealing the Web-Slinger’s identity to the public. He returned for No Way Home, continuing his campaign against Spider-Man and inciting hatred toward the former Avenger.
Since appearing in 2002’s Spider-Man, Simmons remains the only actor to portray Jameson in live-action media. Although No Way Home featured the return of Tobey Maguire’s iteration of Spidey, the two did not meet in the multiverse-exploring film. However, the may be more to come according to a recent rumor.
It was recently reported that an extended cut of No Way Home may be on its way. A user on Reddit, supposedly verified by the subbreddit’s moderators, claimed an extended version of the highly-successful film is scheduled to be released in March, at least in Indonesia. It is worth noting that the user has a solid track record when it comes to No Way Home leaks, as they were the first to report Maguire’s return through concept art.
In addition, it has also been reported that the digital release of Spider-Man: No Way Home has been pushed back to March 22. However, neither Marvel Studios nor Sony Pictures have officially confirmed a digital release date for the film.
The film has been widely-successful, both critically and financially, grossing $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office– the first film to do so in the pandemic era. For comparison, the film’s MCU predecessors, Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Black Widow, earned $402 million, $432 million and $379 million at the box office, respectively.
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