This time, we have the Real Housewives of Atlanta star stirring up trouble with Jameson by posting a photo on Instagram that shows her giving him an unwanted kiss. This is not just any regular picture though — it seems to be part of a photoshop battle between Simmons and another commenter where they are both fighting for control over the actor’s face.
J. Jonah Jameson’s mustache was a must-have for J.K. Simmons, who was reprising his role as Spider-Man. Simmons claims he struggled to maintain the character’s distinctive mustache for his comeback in Spider-Man: No Way Home, resuming his role as the blustering blowhard CEO of the Daily Bugle from Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi’s trilogy. Simmons’ Spider-Man return did away with Jameson’s flat-top haircut when he revealed Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) secret identity in a mid-credits scene ending 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Now a loud-mouthed pundit for TheDailyBugle.net in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Simmons’ Spider-Man return did away with Jameson’s flat-top haircut when he revealed Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) secret identity in
“‘No, we don’t want you to have the flat-top haircut,’ she said, and I thought to myself, ‘Wait, wait, wait.’ What?’” On the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, Simmons reminisced about his recurring part. Instead, the creators of Far From Home, a Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios co-production, desired a balding appearance sans the mustache.
“At that point, it was a negotiation,” Simmons added. “Obviously, the most essential thing is that he’s still the same jerk with the same blasted mustache, or something similar to it, and at least a cigar.”
Simmons also implied that the MCU’s Jameson is a different version of the Jameson he portrayed in the Spider-Man trilogy from 2002 to 2007, referring to his part in No Way Home as “a somewhat different version.”
“Certainly, it’s a totally different figure from the writers of the present edition of the narrative. It has a somewhat distinct personality to me. It’s the same jerk, except this time he’s got less hair “According to Simmons. “To be honest, I wish he had the same hair as myself… He’s a tiny comedic relief character that gets sprinkled gently throughout the film, as is proper for that role.”
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In No Way Home, Simmons reprises his Spider-Man role alongside Raimi-verse characters like as the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe from Spider-Man), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina from Spider-Man 2), and the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church from Spider-Man 3). Far From Home director Jon Watts and co-writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers determined that the Spidey-hating JJJ — portrayed by Simmons once again — was the perfect option to disclose Spider-identity Man’s to the world with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
“‘It should be the Daily Bugle, and it should be J. Jonah Jameson,’ someone remarked, and I’m not sure whether it was Watts or someone else. Since Homecoming, that thought has been nagging in my head: how can we introduce our new version of J. Jonah?” McKenna previously informed The New York Times about the situation. “There had previously been some interest in perhaps employing J.K. Simmons when we brought J. Jonah back,” Sommers said, “so after it was determined that we would expose Peter’s identity at the very end rather than the last fight, it all came into place quite nicely that J. Jonah would be involved.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, hits cinemas on December 17th.