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Simmons Talks Spider-Man 3

Published July 17, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
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If there is one thing for certain it is that JK Simmons makes one hell of a humorous addition to the Spider-Man franchise. After having us rolling in the aisles for Spider-Man 1 and 2, the actor will return as Johan Jameson in Spider-Man 3.

Since Simmons has recently finished filming for Spider-Man 3, he has found time to work on TNT's The Closer and discuss some of the latest developments to occur on the Spidy set.

JK Simmons on Spider-Man 3

TV Guide recently caught up to JK Simmons to discuss his role in the television series The Closer but immediately shifted gears into Spider-Man 3. Speaking of your films, are you done shooting Spider-Man 3?
Simmons: Yeah, we wrapped two or three weeks ago. What's your feeling on Spider-Man 3? Judging by the trailers, it looks darker.

Simmons: I think it pulls in a lot of interesting directions. Of course, we're a long ways from seeing a final version of it, but my stuff, we had a lot of fun doing. I probably had not as much to do as I did in the second one, and maybe a little more than I had in the first one. But from what I saw the new bad-guy stuff is once again going to top its predecessor. In 2, we met Jonah's son, who in Spider-Man lore evolves into a villain. But they're not playing that card yet?
Simmons: Not yet. Hopefully there are plenty of cards to play for [Parts] 4, 5, 6.... I'll do a Spider-Man for every two or three years for the next couple of decades if they want. That'd be all right! Was there any talk of Spider-Man 4 on the set?
Simmons: Yeah, it got mentioned. In fact, the last couple of days I shot was at the very end of the schedule we were doing some night-action scenes in New York and [director] Sam [Raimi] was talking about it. It's not a done deal because everybody's deals, including Sam Raimi's and all the actors', were for three pictures. But he's certainly open to doing more.

Like what you hear? Then check out the entire report with Simmons on Spider-Man 3 over at TV Guide.

Spider-Man 3 comes to theatres on May 4th, 2007.

For the posters, teaser trailer and latest Spider-Man 3 info, go to the Spider-Man 3 Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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