The Jamesons Bridge The SUMC and The MCU
Despite its cosmic scope, this is a story with a grounded emotional core in J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson
While the mysticism of Stargod and The Other Realm brings the spectacle, it is the relationship between father and son that makes John Jameson III’s story truly touching and universally relatable. When John turns into the Man-Wolf, he turns on both his fiancee and his father, attacking them both more than once. This would have broken a weaker man than J. Jonah Jameson. But JJJ is tough as nails, and there is nothing he cherishes more than his son. Despite the attempts on his life, he never loses faith in John. Jonah refuses to see his son as anything less than the boy he raised, the true american hero, even in his darkest hour.
The bond between father and son isn’t one that has been explored often in comic book cinema, probably due to the fact that the most popular superheroes tend to be orphans. Thanks to that, the Man-Wolf movie has the opportunity to stand out by tackling relatively untouched thematic content within the genre. J. Jonah Jameson is a huge part of what will make Man-Wolf a success.
Man-Wolf’s Secret Weapon: J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons is an Academy Award winner who is extremely dedicated to the characters he takes on, especially in regards to J. Jonah Jameson. Attaching him to the film gives it starpower and supplies Man-Wolf with a dedicated fan base in Raimi-era Spider-Man fans. Making him the focal point of the emotional side of the story could theoretically appease film critics, and the SUMC desperately needs a boost in that area.
JK Simmons is so synonymous with the role of J. Jonah Jameson that Marvel Studios asked him to reprise the role in Spider-Man: Far From Home, an unprecedented occurrence in the MCU. His appearance in that post credits scene was the first hint that the SUMC and the MCU shared continuity, considering that his son was in Venom. While it still hasn’t been officially confirmed, it seems more likely every day that these two universes are closer to each other than we were originally led to believe.
A Man-Wolf movie starring J. Jonah Jameson of Far From Home and John Jameson III from Venom would be definitive proof that these universes are one and the same, which would be great news for fans of both franchises. A Marvel Cinematic Universe with access to all of it’s characters that has two major studios creating content for it would be a dream come true.
Man-Wolf has never been a very essential part of the Marvel comics universe, but he could be vital to the cinematic universe. His film would spin out of Venom smoothly and would help to build the uniquely absurd SUMC brand. It would open the door to adaptations of modern Carnage and Venom comics, and it would connect the MCU and the SUMC. JK Simmons’ involvement would simultaneously draw crowds in and provide Man-Wolf with a lot of heart. Should Man-Wolf make it through the development process, it has potential to be a game changer for Sony.
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