With ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ news ramping up and all kinds of teases coming from The Daily Bugle, we’ve got a great one today. This one isn’t a bunch of Easter Egg rumors but more of a direct attack on Spider-Man by J. Jonah Jameson in the style you would expect from the early years of the comic! Could this be a hint that we’ll be seeing more of The Daily Bugle publisher for the second film in the series? Jameson was always a major thorn in Spidey’s side from turning public opinion against him, to helping ruin his already low self esteem, to being the one who cuts his paycheck. It’s an abusive relationship that he can’t quite escape from.
Here’s what Jameson had to say in his first piece in The Daily Bugle on the masked menace shall we?
October 30, 2013
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.
You know when J. Jonah Jameson is complaining about graffiti, of all things, that he’s just grasping at straws. When he’s that angry that he can’t find a story, whoever he’s got his eyes on had better watch out! So this begs the question” Are we just getting a brilliant piece of marketing that is tying in various threads of the web of Peter Parker’s life for promotional material or are we going to see Jameson on the big screen when the film is released next year? Honestly this is one of the few characters I’m a bit worried for them to put into the movie. After such an amazing performance by J.K. Simmons in the last ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy and most of the cartoon versions since it’s release, I honestly can’t imagine who would fill his shoes.
Are you excited that we might have a reason to see Jameson on the screen? Worried about how they’ll cast him? Sound off below!
Directed by Marc Webb, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane Dehaan, Jamie Fox, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field and will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.
Source: The Daily Bugle