J. Jonah Jameson and The Daily Bugle Will Be Introduced in SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
It looks like J. Jonah Jameson and The Daily Bugle will finally be introduced into the MCU thanks to director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home.
It was revealed at a set visit for the film by producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, that we will see J. Jonah Jameson in some way in the film. He didn’t share any details on how the character would be introduced, but he did tease that when Peter Parker does enter the world of the Daily Bugle, it won’t be as a photographer.
“Yes, we’ve absolutely talked and thought about those characters a lot, specifically in reference to this film. What we just want to make sure we’re [presenting] them in a way that doesn’t make you feel instantly like you’ve seen them before. So we have a couple of ideas, some of which I can’t really go into detail because they’re spoilery, but it’s absolutely – if we had an ‘in’ for the Daily Bugle that wasn’t just your traditional newspaper…and Peter Parker, there’s this cool, weird thing happening where being a photographer isn’t necessarily a mark of distinction anymore. We all have better cameras in our pockets than most people even owned ten years ago. So how do we get Peter or somebody into that world without it feeling like, do kids really aspire to go be photographers for The New York Times anymore? Or do they aspire to have their tweet reposted, and so on.”
It’s going to be really interesting to see how they handle this. I assume it will end up being some kind of blog or something where Peter can work remotely from anywhere, but we’ll see. Carroll went on to say:
“So we’re trying to pay as much homage to the source material as possible, and we do think there are a couple of fun ideas like that in here, most of which I don’t want to spell out for you, but absolutely. We want to take as much of the mythology that people love and present it in a way that’s totally faithful to what people love about it, but in a [different] way.”
To clarify, someone asked directly if “it was fair to say that Jameson and The Daily Bugle would not be in this movie”, and Carroll replied, “No.” So, it definitely sounds like they are going be in the film.
Like many of you, I think that J.K. Simmons gave us the best version of this character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. I wonder who they’ve cast in the role in this upcoming movie and I’m curious to see how exactly the character will be handled as well as his relationship with Spider-Man and Peter Parker.
What are your thoughts on Marvel making some changes in regards to J. Jonah Jameson and Peter’s involvement with The Daily Bugle?