I am not too sure how to feel about this news.
IGN is saying that according to reliable sources,the character known as J. Jonah Jameson (or JJ) will not be appearing in the Spider-Man reboot currently being filmed staring Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans will be playing the villain known as The Lizard (aka Dr. Curt Conners).
It has been strange that no news has been released about this character since the rumors this summer of either John Slattery (Roger on AMC’s Mad Men) and Sam Elliot (The Stranger in The Big Lebowski) playing the iconic characters that I first reported about here.
For those of you who do not know who the character is, Jameson is the Editor of The Daily Bugle and a hater of all things Spider-Man. He is loud, obnoxious and a general pain in the ass to everyone in New York. Oh, and he is also Peter Parker’s boss (since he is a photographer for the newspaper).
In the original trilogy, he was played pitch-perfect by J. K. Simmons, but what worries me is that once Parker needs to make money as Spider-Man, he works at The Bugle. That’s it. You cannot change fundamental Spider-Man lore.
What do you think of the (apparent) loss of the enigmatic character known affectionately as JJ?