Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
JK Simmons, probably best known for playing J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films, told IESB that the last time he talked to Tobey Maguire, the Spider-Man star was still open to the possibility of returning for a fourth film.
“I spoke to Tobey in, I guess it was February… sort of awards season time,” said Simmons. “and, y’know, he’s certainly amenable to doing some more and hopefully we’ll be able to get everybody back and make another good one.”
A lot of people say that they can’t imagine Spider-Man without Tobey or Kristen, but I say that’s easy. On the other hand, I’m not sure anyone could replace JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. The studio has supposedly checked in with Simmons to say they want him back for a sequel, but Sony still has no idea when it’s going to happen or who would be directing it. Simmons admits that if Sam Raimi weren’t involved in some capacity, he would have to reconsider his options.
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“But if he’s involved, hopefully directing or at least as a producer then I’m pretty confident that it would be something that I want to do.Â Plus they pay money.”