A Venom 2 cast list posted on a movie theater chain’s website includes J.K. Simmons. The actor first appeared as J. Jonah Jameson in Sony’s past Spider-Man trilogy from director Sam Raimi. Simmons later made a surprise appearance as the Daily Bugle’s editor-in-chief in the joint Sony-Marvel production, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film ended on a massive cliffhanger as Jameson exposes Spider-Man’s identity as Peter Parker to the world. Simmons will be reprising the role again in the threequel, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
After Spider-Man: Far From Home marked the end of Sony and Marvel’s agreement, many thought this might be the web-slinger’s last MCU film. Eventually, the two studios worked out a new deal, allowing Tom Holland to return as Spider-Man for his third outing set in the MCU, which also seems to be connected to Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. As indicated by a trailer for Morbius, Michael Keaton’s MCU character Vulture will be appearing in that film, demonstrating the two universe’s connectivity. Now, new evidence suggests J. Jonah Jameson will be making an appearance before Spider-Man 3.
A synopsis for Venom: Let There Be Carnage posted on Vue Cinema‘s website, a movie theater chain, includes J.K. Simmons alongside much of the confirmed cast, like Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Stephen Graham. The cast list also peculiarly includes Tom Hollander who, like Simmons, has also not been confirmed by any other sources. The actor is known for Bohemian Rhapsody and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and is not to be confused with Tom Holland. Screen Rant has reached out to Sony for comment on this cast list, but has not heard back at the time of writing. See a screenshot of the synopsis below:
Though the synopsis does not explicitly mention J. Jonah Jameson, it can be safely assumed if Simmons is appearing in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, it would be in this role. If this cast list is correct, Vue Cinema may have accidentally spoiled his surprise appearance in the film. However, since Simmons and Hollander have both been rumored, but not confirmed to appear in Venom 2, it’s also possible this cast list included Simmons and Hollander purely by mistake.
Ever since Sony’s first live-action Venom in 2018, fans have been anticipating a face-off between the symbiote and Spider-Man in the MCU. Under the studio’s new deal, it is entirely possible. J. Jonah Jameson could set the stage for this showdown by hiring Eddie Brock to take pictures of Spider-Man. However, it would be best to wait for Simmons’ appearance in Vemon 2 to be confirmed before going too wild with this type of speculation.
Source: Vue Cinema