From newspapers to the police force.
A lot can be said about Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN trilogy, but it's impossible not to defend the casting of J.K. Simmons as Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief, J. Jonah Jameson. Simmons's Jameson was a firecracker every time he was onscreen, yet, after Raimi concluded his films and Marc Webb took over, they somehow couldn't find a place for him.
With last year's revelatory announcement that Sony and Marvel Studios were coming together to allow Spider-Man to enter the Marvel cinematic universe, some salivated whether Simmons could reprise his role. Instead? DC and Zack Snyder has snatched Simmons to play Commissioner James Gordon in the upcoming JUSTIC LEAGUE film set for a 2017 release.
Any picture that Simmons is in is a win for audiences, so I'm highly interested to see what he brings to the role that Gary Oldman recently succeeded in. Simmons recently won an Oscar for psychotic band leader in WHIPLASH, and J.J. Jameson is no stranger to lunacy, I wonder if he'll bring that same level of enthusiasm or play it a little more straight.