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Thursday, January 20, 2011

J. Jonah Jameson not appearing in the Spider-Man reboot?

Spider-Man fans who are looking forward to the new reboot helmed by director Marc Webb may have some disappointing news in store for them, as IGN and other movie news sites like Slash Film and Screen Rant report that the character of J. Jonah Jameson won't be appearing in the film. As a person who has literally become the thorn at the side of Peter Parker's alter ego, Jameson wages an endless war against Spidey, carrying out a smear campaign and publishing stories that tarnish the hero's image. In the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, Jameson was played by actor J.K. Simmons, who gave credence to the role and showed how devious and hilarious the reporter and EIC of the Daily Bugle can be.

Unfortunately, the news out now is that he won't be appearing in the reboot, at least according to a report from IGN. Maybe it won't be such a bad thing, since the story does focus on Peter's younger years. Anyway, we'll just have to wait and see if this is really going to be the case or if there are any changes later on. For now, it's reported he'll be out of the picture just like Mary Jane Watson. For more info, visit the source posts over at Slash Film, Screen Rant, or IGN.

The Spider-Man Reboot swings into theaters on July 3, 2012.

*Originally posted by Timzster in The Crusader's Realm

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