“Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage” could become the link between the MCU and the SPUMC. That at least indicates a potential leak. One of the highlights for Marvel fans in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was the brief appearance of JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. With an aversion to the friendly neighborhood spider, the journalist revealed Spider-Man’s true identity as Peter Parker, targeting him and everyone close to him.
The cameo of Simmons was sensational, as he was already seen in the old “Spider-Man” trilogy by Sam Raimi in the same role. One can almost assume that the 66-year-old actor could also be seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. But here comes the next real surprise, should it be true: According to the British cinema chain Vue Cinema, Simmons will also appear in “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage” probably as J. Jonah Jameson. “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage”: Does JK Simmons play two versions of J. Jonah Jameson? And this is precisely where the exciting guesswork begins.
Assuming that Vue Cinema does not spread any false information, which should basically be ruled out – and Simmons really will be there as Jameson: Which Jameson will he then play in “Venom 2”? It is clear that the Jameson, which he embodies in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, differs from the one from the old “Spider-Man” trilogy not only visually, he is also much more aggressive in his choice of words.
As is well known, Sony Pictures is working on its cinematic universe entitled Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC). According to the will of those responsible at Sony Pictures, this should not be completely decoupled from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Instead, both film universes should be interwoven, if you will, and could thus function as parallel universes to one another. If you believe the rumors about the current developments in the background, Sony Pictures’ goal is to transfer Tom Holland’s Spider-Man into the SPUMC.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” To Serve As The Bridge For This
The J. Jonah Jameson, who the audience saw in “Far From Home” and may also see in “No Way Home”, could therefore be a different version than the one from the old “Spider-Man” trilogy by Raimi. And this other, older version could play Simmons in “Venom 2”. This would place Venom, Morbius, and all other outstanding super villains of the SPUMC in the same universe as Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man.