J.K. Simmons Back as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man 4
Not that it was unexpected by any means, but J.K. Simmons has confirmed that he will be returning yet again to play Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man 4. His character is one of the few consistently awesome elements of the Spider-Man trilogy so far, as he's delivered some of the funniest lines of the films so far. His return makes it look like Sony really is trying to pick up with this franchise exactly where they left off in 2007. Simmons also confirmed to MTV that they'll be shooting the film in 2010, which means they're right on schedule for the rumored 2011 release. Are you ready to see Spider-Man return?
Simmons had this to say about potentially increasing his character's importance: "We've definitely brainstormed ideas for Triple-J, but I have no desire to make Triple-J more of the focus of those movies… The amount that I did in 1, 2 and 3, is just exactly right. Come in, blow in, do a week, blow out, be the comic relief, and hit the road. And let Tobey and everybody else do the heavy lifting." Sounds like a good plan to me. Let's just hope the screenwriter they hired puts together a good story. As long as Simmons is in, Sam Raimi is directing, and Tobey is back, I might actually be getting excited for this. How about you?