Arguably, one of the most iconic and well-known characters from Spider-Man is finally ready to join the MCU, at least according to a report from /Film. J. Jonah Jameson made his cinematic debut in the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film starring Tobey Maguire. We haven’t seen the crazy sarcastic Daily Bugle Editor since Spider-Man 3 in 2007, over ten years!
/Film got the goods from the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home during a Q&A session with Far From Home’s Executive Producer, Eric Hauserman Carroll. The juicy details straight from the horse’s mouth are as follows:
“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. 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.”
This is promising news for hardcore Spider-Man fans and a welcome breath of fresh air for the next chapter in the MCU. Who will take up the mantle of Jameson remains to be seen. Hopefully, we aren’t too disappointed and his inclusion isn’t just a mere afterthought.