When I first saw Whiplash, it was like filmmaker Damien Chazelle cracked open my brain with a lightning bolt and splattered the results on screen. Miles Teller stars as Andrew Neiman, an aspiring jazz drummer at a prestigious university who needs to be among the greatest musicians of all time. His unorthodox guidepost? J.K. Simmons, in an Oscar-winning role as Terence Fletcher, a jazz teacher who resorts to terror, torture, and rage to get his players where they need to be. The search for jazz excellence thus becomes a simultaneously visceral and psychological thriller — one that reminded me …
J.K. Simmons absolutely annihilated his role as Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. With a hairpiece, grit, and an unquenching thirst for pictures of Spider-Man, Simmons defined the role without question. And in a phone interview for the upcoming 4K Blu-ray of Whiplash, Simmons told me that "those movies with Sam Raimi were great highlights of my life and career. And yeah, I'd always hoped that there would be another opportunity." Luckily for him, and us, that opportunity happened again in the form of a post-credits cameo in …
Commissioner Gordon has a good reason for why all DC fans should take a look at Zack Snyder's Justice League.
There’s more J. Jonah Jameson on the way, folks. Superhero fans were given a delicious surprise in the end credits for Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far from Home, which saw J.K. Simmons reprising his iconic role as J. Jonah Jameson from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy albeit with a twist. The J. Jonah Jameson who inhabits the world of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is a bit more tethered to reality than the one from Raimi’s trilogy of Tobey Maguire movies, as Jameson appeared at the very end of Far from Home to reveal …
The Oscar-winner recalls his "nerve-wracking" Spider-Man audition.
After a surprise post-credits scene cameo in 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home, Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons has confirmed he is signed on for even more Spider-Man sequels. Simmons first appeared as The Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man back in 2002, going on to reprise the character in 2004's Spider-Man 2, 2007's Spider-Man 3, and a handful of TV shows including the Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. [caption id="attachment_900323" align="alignright" width="348"] Image via Columbia Pictures[/caption] Now, …
The Whiplash actor discusses the beginnings of his iconic Marvel role.
For the Spider-Man: Far From Home release, Sony creates a real website for The Daily Bugle featuring more J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons).
Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons and Emmy-nominated Betty Gilpin are in talks to join the cast of the sci-fi thriller film Ghost Draft starring Chris Pratt.
Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and two-time Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW) are in negotiations to join Chris Pratt in the sci-fi thriller Ghost Draft from Skydance and Paramount, Collider has confirmed. Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) is directing the film, which hails from screenwriters Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque. The story takes place in a future where humanity is losing a war against aliens. To turn the tide, scientists draft soldiers from the past to fight the war. Pratt will play a man who must confront his past to save the world. Simmons is expected …