J.K. Simmons will "never close the door" on 'Spider-Man' return
UPI News Service, 03/01/2016
J.K. Simmons said he is open to reprising his role as disgruntled newspaper editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson in Marvel and Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, in response to a change.org petition asking for his return.
"Being in those movies with Sam [Raimi] was one of the great joys of my career," the actor explained to Entertainment Tonight while attending the Film Independent Spirit Awards recently.
"It was a super fun character so I'll never close the door on anything," he continued.
Fans have petitioned for his return as Jameson in the upcoming "Spider-Man" film starring newcomer Tom Holland, which is currently in production and scheduled to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.
Simmons, however, was quick to point out beforehand that a fan-petition does not guarantee something will happen.
"That petition does not come from anybody that is actually in a position to do anything about it," Simmons said.
Simmons portrayed the fan-favorite Jameson in the original "Spider-Man" trilogy alongside Tobey Maguire as the famous web slinger.
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