One of the standout highlights of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy was the portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson by actor J.K. Simmons. Surprisingly, the actor returned to the role in the mid-credit scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, when he gave away the web-slinger’s true identity.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, J.K. Simmons gave some insight into his first audition as the Daily Bugle’s editor-in-chief for 2002’s Spider-Man. A follow-up question asked if fans can expect him to appear in the MCU again.
Simmons didn’t go as far as confirming he will appear, saying “I don’t know if I would use the word expect”. He did, however, reveal that he has signed up to reprise the role in sequels. Explaining further, he went on to state that the studio isn’t obligated to use him in future movies.
It’s hard to imagine that J. Jonah Jameson won’t appear in the future Spider-Man films at the very least. His first appearance in the MCU has clearly set the tone for Spider-Man 3. In his short time on screen in Far From Home, Jameson gave Spidey’s identity, and also showed the edited footage of Spider-Man killing Mysterio and launching the drone attack on London.