Spider-Man: Many Marvel fans attribute Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy the current success of hero movies. And things could have gone even further if the director hadn’t fallen out with Sony and could have worked on Spider-Man 4.
During the promotion of her new film, Being the Ricardos — directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem — JK Simmons commented that it was in the studio’s plans to continue the franchise, with a fourth film having begun its pre-season phase. production. Despite this, he is grateful to have had the opportunity to retake the role of journalist J. Jonah Jameson.
“After the Sam Raimi trilogy and when they moved on, it was heartbreaking, I won’t lie,” commented Simmons. “I thought, ‘Well that was so much fun, I’m so glad I had this opportunity,’ and so when they came up to me a few years ago and said, ‘Hey guess what, let’s relive that crazy character,’ I was thrilled and it was just a matter of tweaking it a bit for 2019. Really, to me, he’s the same braggart, but instead of running a newspaper, he now runs a media empire.”
The fourth Amigao da Neighbor film would feature John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway in the roles of Vulture and Black Cat, respectively. However, the project was shelved by Sony due to conflicts of interest that began with Spider-Man 3. With that, the studio opted to reboot the franchise, with Andrew Garfield in the role of hero and Marc Webb in the direction.
Simmons will return in Spider-Man: No Return Home to play journalist J. Jonah Jameson for the fifth time. The film will also feature returns from Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina from Raimi’s films and Jamie Foxx from Webb’s film — The Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Electro, respectively. Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire may also appear in the film, which hits theaters on the 16th.