Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2 will be in Spider-Man: No Way Home. So will Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And so will Green Goblin from Spider-Man, we were told. So why is J. Jonah Jameson – who is played by the same actor who portrayed the same character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – who appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home not the same Jameson as the one from the Raimi trilogy?

Did Jameson Start Things That Are Confirmed Will Take Place?

Another way of saying this is that, as confirmed, Spider-Man: No Way Home is incorporating characters from previous Spider-Man films. Which, as opposed to the Jon Watts Spider-Man trilogy, is currently seen as outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (And many more characters from the non-Watts Spider-Man films are rumored to be in Spider-Man: No Way Home, including Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, Mary Jane Watson, The Lizard, The Rhino, Daredevil and more.) So there’s that — that Jameson’s presence in Spider-Man: Far From Home would be the start of something we already know has taken place. Plus, when a character from a previous Spider-Man film, played by the same actor as before, then appears in a Watts Spider-Man film, why isn’t it the same character?

Also, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Watts trilogy producer Amy Pascal said “it was always part of the plan to bring Simmons back to play Jameson,” according to And if Jameson actor J.K. Simmons had not returned to play the character, Watts “would have scrapped Jameson’s presence and replaced him with another character,” Watts told Insider.

Has There Already Been A Multiverse?

Is the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy already part of the multiverse within the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (photo credit: Sony Pictures)

If Jameson is the same Jameson in both Spider-Man: Far From Home and the Raimi trilogy, does this mean there already has been a multiverse at least between the Raimi and Watts trilogies? That there has been a multiverse even before further events of the MCU develop, since the Disney+ show Loki opened up the opportunity for the multiverse in the MCU? Before Spider-Man: No Way Home or Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases? Also, does this mean that the Watts trilogy is in the same universe as the Raimi trilogy? And would this make the Raimi trilogy part of the MCU?

We already know what Loki presented. Then we see through the Disney+ show What If…? that there are multiple realities in the MCU. And we know that a multiverse will be featured in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Harbingers Of More Of A Multiverse?

J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. (photo credit: Sony Pictures)

By the way, Doctor Strange is in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Raimi is the director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Does that further suggest that there will be a multiverse in films that have been integrated with Raimi’s past work? With Raimi put at the helm because of his knowledge of characters that will be incorporated?

Also, “no way home” is, if course, in the title of the new Spider-Man film. Could that mean that Peter Parker (Spider-Man) doesn’t have a way home because he’s in the multiverse?

To speculate further, Jameson appears to be in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. That could invite the multiverse into the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. (The film is part of the SPUMC.)

What do you think? Are the Jamesons from the Raimi and Watts Spider-Man films the same Jameson? If so, is a multiverse already in place? Comment below, and click here for more information about Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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