- May 29, 2007
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Didn't see this anywhere. From IGN:
IGN attended a roundtable interview today with character actor J.K. Simmons for the upcoming comedy Juno. We had the chance to ask Simmons whether he's obligated to reprise his role as Daily Bugle boss J. Jonah Jameson for a potential Spider-Man 4, or if he's even interested in continuing in the franchise should director Sam Raimi or other cast members not return.
"I'm not contractually obligated. My understanding is that no one is. We were all -- those of us who appeared in all the films -- initially signed up to do the three films, including Sam and Tobey and Kirsten and myself and everyone else. I'm hopeful that Sam will do more. I'm sure Sony will do more. I hope to be involved in any case, but it would be doubly great if Sam were still making the movies."
When told that rumor has it that it appear likely Raimi will only produce or exec produce Spidey 4 and allow another filmmaker to direct, Simmons replied, "I think in any case if he's not -- I love working with him as a director. If he's not the director then I hope that that is the case [that he'll at least help produce the film]. I hope that he's still very involved in making the movie."
The most recent official news on Spidey 4 is that James Vanderbilt will pen the screenplay once the writers' strike ends.