Spider-Man: No Way Home star JK Simmons reveals he had to fought to keep J. Jonah Jameson’s notorious mustache when returning to the job in the MCU. The actor returned in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home and will return in the upcoming third film in the MCU set of three. Simmon’s originally played the editor of The Daily Bugle in Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man set of three.
Speaking to EW about his re-visitation of his famous Marvel comics job, Simmons uncovered that Marvel was set on a broadly unique search for Jameson. Simmons was surprised when Marvel told him Jameson wouldn’t have his flat-top hairstyle. In the wake of discovering this, Simmons negotiated with the studio to ensure that Jameson retained his mustache, stogie, and attitude. While this is another iteration of the famous Spider-Man character on the big screen, Simmons stated that to him, he is just slightly not the same as the Raimi incarnation with an absence of hair. Look at Simmons’ full response beneath.
“‘No, we don’t want you to have the flat-top hair style,’ and I resembled, ‘Pause, stand by, pause. What?’. It was a negotiation then. Obviously, the most important thing is that he’s still the same boaster and he does have the same damn mustache, close to it, and stogie at least. Certainly, from the creators of this iteration of the story, it’s a totally different person. To me, it’s a slightly unique person. It’s the same egotist… the same person with less hair.”
Simmons’ return in the MCU is an enjoyment for many fans, with the actor not just playing the person in the Raimi film set of three however reprising his job many times across animated Marvel TV shows, as well as parodies of the person in The Simpsons, and memes in the fandom. However his return is gladly received, it is a surprise to hear that Marvel was hoping to go with an alternate appearance when the person has become so conspicuous. Notwithstanding, thanks to Simmons’ dedication to the person, fans can anticipate a conspicuous yet contemporary update to Spider-Man’s most vocal adversary in Spider-Man: No Way Home.