J.K Simmons open to Spider-Man return

J. K. Simmons
Updated 10 November 2017
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J.K Simmons open to Spider-Man return

NEW YORK: J.K Simmons would “never say never” to returning to the Spider-Man world.
The 62-year-old actor starred as Daily Bugle newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson in all three of the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” movies, and he has returned to the comic book genre playing Police Commissioner James Gordon in the DC Extended Universe film “Justice League.”
Simmons loved playing Jameson and would very much like to make a return to the character in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films which are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Simmons said: “I never say never. I mean, you know, obviously I had an amazing time with Sam Raimi in those movies and Tobey Maguire and everybody.
“That was a great, great time and huge for my career and my life, and just pure fun. If there were an opportunity to revisit that ... I do not know though. How old is “Spider-Man” going to be if J. Jonah Jameson is this old?”
Holland starred in his first feature film as the webslinger this year in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’
Despite being part of the MCU, the film marked the first time Marvel and Sony Pictures — who own the film rights to Spider-Man — worked together on the fan favorite superhero after Marvel sold the rights in 1985 for $225,000.

However, Sony Pictures are also developing their own ‘Spider-Man’ universe and recently announced two spin-off movies are in the works.
Sony has announced the release date for the upcoming Gina Prince-Bythewood directed movie ‘Silver and Black’, which will hit cinemas four months after the previously announced October 2018 release of ‘Venom’, starring Tom Hardy.


Portman calls for action at Hollywood luncheon

Updated 13 October 2018
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Portman calls for action at Hollywood luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS: Natalie Portman is calling out Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's lack of diversity at the Variety Power of Women event Friday in Beverly Hills.
The Oscar-winning actress was being recognized for her humanitarian efforts in co-founding Time's Up, a legal defense fund created to combat and address inequality in the workplace. Time's Up was founded several months after dozens of women alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein, a once-powerful movie mogul who has denied any wrongdoing.
Friday's event comes after almost exactly one year since the rise of the #MeToo movement.
Portman spoke for 15 minutes and laid out guidelines for creating gender parity in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Portman was honored alongside actors and advocates such as Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, Lena Waithe and Emma Gonzalez at the luncheon.