The last time we saw J. Jonah Jameson on the big screen was during Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy, played perfectly by J.K. Simmons. The portrayal is fondly remembered as one of the highlights of the original trilogy and ever since fans have wondered if the character would make an appearance in future Spider-Man films. Whilst talking with ComicBook.com, executive producer Eric Carroll addressed if we could see JJJ or The Daily Bugle make an appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Executive Producer Eric Carroll
Yes, we’ve absolutely talked and thought about those characters a lot, specifically in reference to this film,” Carroll explained. “What we just want to make sure we’re [presenting] them in a way that doesn’t make you feel instantly like you’ve seen them before. So we have a couple of ideas, some of which I can’t really go into detail because they’re spoilery, but it’s absolutely – if we had an ‘in for the Daily Bugle that wasn’t just your traditional newspaper and [with] Peter Parker, there’s this cool, weird thing happening where being a photographer isn’t necessarily a mark of distinction anymore. We all have better cameras in our pockets than most people even owned ten years ago. So how do we get Peter or somebody into that world without it feeling like, do kids really aspire to go be photographers for The New York Times anymore? Or do they aspire to have their tweet reposted, and so on. So we’re trying to pay as much homage to the source material as possible, and we do think there are a couple of fun ideas like that in here, most of which I don’t want to spell out for you, but absolutely. We want to take as much of the mythology that people love and present it in a way that’s totally faithful to what people love about it, but in a [different] way.