Robert Kirkman may best be known for bringing The Walking Dead to comic shelves, but he also has a Skybound/Image comic book that’s being turned into an animated series for adults on Amazon.
Invincible follows teenager Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who just so happens to be the son of Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons), the most powerful superhero on the planet. That’s a lot to live up to when Mark starts developing powers of his own, but judging by this new Invincible trailer, it’s going to be so much more complicated than simply coming to terms with becoming a superhero. Read More »
Amazon Prime is turning the Skybound/Image comic book series Invincible by Robert Kirkman into an animated series that will arrive next year. Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) stars as 17-year old Mark Grayson, who just so happens to be the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). As he begins to discover his own superpowers, he learns that his father may not be the clean-cut superhero that he seems to be.
The first Invincible trailer arrived earlier this year along with an impressive roster of voice talent. But not all of the cast members had been revealed, because Brazil’s 2020 CCXP virtual convention revealed a handful of new cast members, including Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) and more. Check out the full Invincible voice cast and find out who they’re playing below. Read More »
We haven’t seen the last of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. Simmons reprised his iconic role as the volatile newspaper editor in a Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credit scene. And according to the actor himself, his next appearance as the character is already filmed, and there are plans for at least one more Jameson appearance.
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J.K. Simmons is ready to demand more pictures of Spider-Man. He just needs to get a call from Marvel Studios or Sony. The Oscar-winning actor confirmed that he is signed on to reprise his role as Spider-Man’s belligerent media foe J. Jonah Jameson (who Simmons played once again in a surprise cameo appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home) in more films, but that any future appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are up to Sony.
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The mid-credits scene for Spider-Man: Far From Home brought quite the shocking development to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a number of ways (even though the webslinger is no longer part of the Marvel Studios roster of superheroes). But one of the biggest revelations was the return of J.K. Simmons as the venomous J. Jonah Jameson.
In Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy, J.K. Simmons perfectly played the editor-in-chief of The Daily Bugle, a newspaper that constantly called out the webslinger as a menace to society. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios couldn’t think of anyone better to play him, so Simmons came back to reprise the role, this time as a pundit for TheDailyBugle.net, which has now been turned into a real website to help promote the home video release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, complete with video of J.K. Simmons doing his best J. Jonah Jameson again. Watch below! Read More »
Ghost Draft, a sci-fi thriller featuring alien invasions, time travel, and Chris Pratt, is looking to add a few new cast members: Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson. Gilpin and Richardson’s roles remain a secret, but Simmons would likely be playing Pratt’s father. Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The LEGO Batman Movie, is directing from a script by Zach Dean.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home takes the webslinger out of his familiar New York haunts and takes him to the far-off shores of Europe. But once he’s back swinging through the skyscrapers of New York, the film reintroduces us to all the familiar faces in Peter Parker’s life — including one face that’s new to Tom Holland‘s Peter, but very recognizable to us.
In the post-credits scene, a jaw-dropping cameo raises all sorts of questions about the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how the Spider-Man series plays into it. Or it’s just too perfect a piece of casting to pass up.
Major spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home follow.
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Before the likes of Netflix and Hulu came around, most shows that got canceled were gone forever. But thanks to the popularity of streaming services, we’re now living in an age where the axing of a show doesn’t necessarily mean it’s dead. Another show has been added to the purgatory of cancellation for the time being, but there’s a chance it might be picked up elsewhere.
Counterpart is a sci-fi espionage thriller at Starz starring J.K. Simmons that has been running for two seasons. Sadly, the series has just been canceled, but Media Rights Capital is already shopping it around to other streaming platforms. Read More »
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Robert Kirkman‘s comic books continue to be hot properties for TV. The animated Invincible series (which is just one of two upcoming adaptations of the subversive superhero series) has scored an all-star cast to voice its characters, with Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, and Mark Hamill among the high-profile actors set to lead the Invincible cast.
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I’m Not Here, not to be confused with I’m Not There, I’m Still Here or You Were Never Really Here, tells the tale of a man facing his past to make sense of his present. J.K. Simmons plays that man in the present day, while Sebastian Stan plays the same character as a younger man, and the I’m Not Here trailer below offers a somewhat vague look at the eras of those two actors colliding.
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