One of the most amazing post-credits scenes we’ve ever seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was that of Spider-Man: Far From Home where it appeared JK Simmons giving life back to the journalist J. Jonah Jameson, thus repeating his role from the Sam Raimi trilogy. This caused a lot of confusion, with the more widespread thinking being that both universes had merged.
Now with Spider-Man: No Way Home Playing with the multiverse, those doubts have been revived, despite the fact that in the past Simmons himself confirmed that it was a different version of the character. Well, in a recent podcast appearance, the actor definitely confirmed that this J. Jonah Jameson is a variant of the one we saw in the Raimi movies.
You know what? I think it is a slightly different version. Certainly, for the creators of the current iteration of the story, he’s a different character. For me, he is a slightly different character. He’s the same braggart. The same guy with less hair. Honestly, I wish I had the same hair, but I think the first time they asked me to do it, I assume it was a last minute decision on their part to add Jameson because once they came and asked me it was like, ‘Let’s sit down, let’s have a meeting with the big parties like Sony let’s talk ‘, and’ Yeah, okay ‘, and’ Bang, bang, bang, the deal is done and, you know, we’re going to shoot the day after tomorrow, and we don’t want you to have that hairstyle, ‘and I said, ‘Wait, wait, wait, what?’ ‘Yeah, we don’t want the cigar and the mustache and blah blah blah,’ and I was like, ‘That’s part of him, y’know?’
So it was a negotiation and obviously the most important thing is that he is still the same braggart and has the same damn mustache, more or less, and the cigar, at least.
And since it’s fitting for that character, it’s just a kind of comic relief that gets lightly sprinkled into the movie, and after the first few days, especially with Sam, friends and industry folks were like ‘Oh, they should make a movie. about J. Jonah Jameson ‘, and I always said’ No, no, no ‘.