Spider-Man: Homecoming is just over a week away from hitting theaters. With Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the rearview mirror, it is now Tom Holland’s time to shine. Holland has already appeared within the MCU as the young Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War. But with Homecoming, it is time to open up the world of key Spidey characters.
In just over a week, fans will get to know the newer and much younger version of Aunt May. At Peter’s school, Liz Allen and Flash Thompson will both be present. While fighting crime, Peter will be going up against the likes of Adrian Toomes, who is best known as the Vulture. However, there is one famous character that there has been no talk of appearing in the film. His name is J. Jonah Jameson, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle.
Back in the original Spider-Man trilogy, the character was brought to life J.K. Simmons. Simmons portrayal was one that went down as one of the most iconic in the history of comic book films. So much so that when the Garfield films hit theaters, JJJ was left out, as many felt there was no replacing Simmons.
As much as l loved him in the role, it is time to reintroduce the character on the big screen. It has been 10 years since Simmons took on the character in Spider-Man 3. By the time the Homecoming sequel hits theaters in 2019, it will be up to 12 years. So it is time to nominate a new candidate for the role. The perfect man for the character, none other than Saul Goodman himself, Bob Odenkirk.
If you are a fan of Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, you are certainly are familiar with Odenkirk. Jimmy McGill, the real name of Saul Goodman, is one hell of a character. He is a schemer and a scammer, who does have a good side. While he loves to use sneaky tactics, it is usually to help benefit at least one other person besides himself.
Between the two series, Odenkirk does a great job in portraying the high energy of the character. He is loud when he needs to be loud. He gets what he wants when he puts his mind to it. And most importantly, he is the type of character that fans can’t help but love, even when he is doing something wrong.
When it comes to JJJ, Simmons proved he is a character that can fit a very similar profile. As the head of the Daily Bugle, Jameson is often clashing with Peter, who works for him as a photographer. This should lead to him being a character that fans dislike. But if done correctly, he is a character that helps lend a hand in comic relief, leading to him being one fans actually enjoy.
We know Odenkirk can play a big personality. Someone needs to fill the shoes left by Simmons eventually. So why not Jimmy McGill?
What do you think? Would Bob Odenkirk be a good fit as JJJ in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in the MCU? Tell us what you think in the comments!