Another day, another spider-man news story hitting the web (point intended). Not just any news story though but an interesting hint at a certain loudmouth character returning in the forthcoming sequel. Yes, J. Jonah Jameson (portrayed perfectly in Sam Raimi’s trilogy by J.K. Simmons), the loud, irritable and spider-man hating editor of the Daily Bugle newspaper, is the author of this story posted to the film’s viral website (Daily Bugle Tumblr). In the article he articulates his anger towards spider-man and also gives us a clue as to the timeline of the new film, stating that 3 months have passed since the Oscorp crisis, involving Curt Connors (The Lizard).
This is yet another character that could make their presence felt in a film that already seems to be fast becoming a fact file feature. In other words overcrowded with characters from the Spider-man universe. Whilst there is certainly a danger of this happening (ala Spider-man 3), we are still eager to see the results of Marc Webb’s sequel, which seems to be building to a very stirring plotline in the spidey mythology. Take a look at the full article below or log onto the site for more viral pieces for the film, as we ask is it too much to have J.K Simmons return in the part? Please? We even read this in his voice!
“An Editorial from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson
Last night, I walked out of the 6-train at 96th Street, only to be greeted by a freshly painted graffiti tag of a large red spider painted on a wooden construction fence.
Generally, I ignore the “modern art” of the masses. I must be far too uncivilized to appreciate the subtle nuances of the work. But in this case, the meaning was not open to interpretation.
Do the young people of this city really want to turn the mysterious creature known as Spider-Man into some kind of modern-day Robin Hood?
It has been three months since the terrorist attack at Oscorp Tower in Midtown Manhattan. Three months since a man who had changed into a seven-foot tall lizard battled against another man in a red and blue unitard who could crawl up walls. Three months since the city was introduced to a new status quo, one that will adversely affect the entire planet. It has been three months, and we know nothing more about the man called Spider-Man than we did on that terrible night.
This masked, web-slinging vigilante has refused to identify himself. He has given no public statements. He has refused to be interviewed by the police. He has repeatedly refused requests from the media, including from this paper, to provide some assurance to the people of this city that he means us no harm.
Who appointed him as the new sheriff in town? I didn’t. Did you?
What gives him the moral, much less legal, authority to decide who deserves punishment and how that punishment should be doled out?
Heroes do not need to promote their actions, but they also do not hide from the people they help. Until Spider-Man tells us more about himself, he is no hero. I dare him to prove me wrong.”
The Amazing-Spiderman 2 crawls to cinema screens in the UK, on the 18th April 2014 and the first trailer for the film will be attached to screenings of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug 3D.
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