One of the big plaguing questions that surrounded the Spider-Man reboot was that they had to recast the film. Sadly, the one outstanding performance that was SO dead on with the comics had to be J. Jonah Jameson. J.K. Simmons not only looked the part, but he rocked the attitude and tone we have always associated with the Daily Bugle’s harsh Editor in Chief.
But now that Spider-Man is well into production, no one seems to have noticed that there was no casting news for the role of Jameson. And for good reason – he will not be in the film.
there will be no appearance for J. Jonah Jameson in the new Spider-Man reboot, something we probably could have guessed as there’s been no announcement of any castings yet and they are clearly well into filming.
So whilst we know The Daily Bugle is in the new film, or at least acknowledged as those leaked images suggested yesterday, it looks like Parker won’t get to meet his future Editor-in-Chief just yet.
Here is one of those leaked images that confirms that the Bugle will have some presence.
I think this is wise. They can distance themselves from the previous franchise in a number of ways, but if they included all the characters it just invites comparisons when we already know every detail will be compared.
I for one am not at all against this reboot. If they were recasting everyone, with different writers, directors and tone, it might as well be a reboot. This way they are not held back by the limitations of the previous franchise and can move forward with a clean slate.
This means Peter Parker wont have a dance number, Mary Jane wont be his first girlfriend, webslingers will be gadgets, and most importantly when they finally get around to it…. Venom will be VENOM.
I just dont understand these people HOPING it will be bad.