Sunday, January 17, 2010

Spider-Man Movie Casting Suggestion

Mostly, I don't care. But there is one absolute MUST when casting the next Spider-Man movie:




For the love of God, KEEP J.K. SIMMONS as J. JONAH JAMESON!

Simmons absolutely became the curmudgeonly newspaper publisher in the first three Spider-Man movies, and I don't wanna see anyone else ranting about "That Wall-Crawling Menace!" in future outings. Jonah isn't that major of a player in the story anyway, so why try to shoehorn in a new actor? I liked  all three of the Spider-Man movies, though all three were flawed in different ways. Tobey Maguire made a decent Spider-Man, but I never really was sold on his Peter Parker, and Kirsten Dunst really got on my nerves by the third movie, so her MJ won't be missed. I've heard about the sparkly vampire kid being bandied about for Spidey, as well as that Arrested Development young'un, but I'm guessing they'll go with even newer young up-and-comers that I've never heard of to fill those roles in the new film. Whatever they do, let me be perfectly clear:

Future Spider-Man movie director, KEEP J.K. SIMMONS as J. JONAH JAMESON!



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

His moustache was a little too wide though. Just sayin'. Don't get me wrong, he was great in the part.

joe bloke said...

couldn't agree with you more, fella. Simmons owns the Jonah role. he's perfect for it. best bit of comic book movie casting since Christopher Reeves first put on the tights.

Rol said...

Absolutely! If they could keep Judi Dench as M when they did the Bond reboot, they can keep JK as JJ. Nobody else could do that part justice.

Mego Thor said...

And for the love of God, keep Spider-man's mask on!

thwap said...

Agreed. He's great! (And I still like the nasally voice of the 1960s cartoon JJ.)

Chris said...

That is the first thing I thought of when I heard they were doing a reboot. I really hope they keep him because I find it hard to believe they will find anyone better.

Arkonbey said...

first: you are spot on, he's exactly JJJ.

Secondly: a better idea is to not have a Spider Man reboot. I mean if they don't completely change it (which would be stupid), do we have to sit through the origin story AGAIN?

coco67 said...

The next movie should be two hours of JJJ answering his phone. Think of the special effects savings!

Anonymous said...

I had not realized until I read this post just how much I loved Simmons in that role. But this is because the man is so perfect for the part. I watch those movies, and I think, "Tobey makes an ok spider-man. Dunst is about 25% as sexy as MJ ought to be..." but when Simmons is on screen, I'm all "Oh. There's J. Jonah Jameson." Perfect suspension of disbelief.

Gary7mediaTerrorist said...

Dude! You could simply NOT have been more right about keeping JJ as he is! Your take on the whole spidey movie thing was dead on target!That said and after all the other comments that agree with us...
watch em' blow it.