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J. Jonah JamesonOne of the great tragedies about the death of Sam Raimi's fourth "Spider-Man" movie is the presumed mass cleansing of their original trilogy's cast — specifically, the removal of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.

Simmons' portrayal of the easily irritated Daily Bugle chief was one of the most widely appreciated facets of Raimi's "Spider-Man" films, but in order to establish a new continuity for director Marc Webb's upcoming reboot, it appears that Simmons won't have a role. That doesn't mean Triple J will be on the sidelines, of course.

Hollywood Insider reports that the "Spider-Man" team is hoping to lock down an actor to play J. Jonah Jameson as the next major piece of casting — and according to the report, two of the candidates for the part have already appeared in Marvel Comics movies. Read More...

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