Betty Brant appears as a minor character in the original Spider-Man film series, portrayed by Elizabeth Banks.Betty appears in all three films in the series, starting with Spider-Man and reappearing in its sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.As one of the Bugle staff and J. Jonah Jameson's secretary, she is usually seen either passing on messages to Jonah or receiving curt orders from him. What if, in Venom 2, they introduce J. Jonah Jameson, and he blames Venom for the death of his hero son? J. Jonah Jameson(ofEarth-12041)is the director of Daily Bugle Communications. The Daily Bugle hit hard times with Peter not selling as many Spider-Man pictures as usual and star reporter Ben Urich gone. However, this radically changed when Otto blackmailed him in order to force him to turn Ryker's Island into Spider-Man's base of operations. He also managed to face Kingpin and don't involve himself with the likes of him. On top of the Parker revelation, he dealt with the notion that She-Hulk was now his daughter-in-law. J. Jonah Jameson was one of the characters featured in Series A of the Marvel Value Stamps issued in the 1970's. As a result, J. Jonah Jameson grew convinced that "No one's a hero every day of the week" and "Even the real heroes can't keep it up all the time." He is unmatched in passion, talent, or skill. After Peter Parker made his deal with the demon Mephisto, Peter's identity was once again a secret and Jameson was one of the many who never knew his identity. While Spider-Man and Silk battle them, he forces the cameraman to continue to film the action. But then he saw on the news that Spider-Man was stealing from a bank and immediately arrived there, while Spider-Man was being attacked by the armed guards. It seems that Jameson has made a new step in his path to hatred. Jameson was the only survivor of the expedition to bring Symbiotes from an asteroid to Earth. And if that wasn't a highlight in Norman's life, then this occasion has to make the list. Here’s a new video from Spider-Man: Miles Morales showing us the game version of J. Jonah Jameson. When the returned Norman Osborn paid a visit to Jameson's house, wanting to tell the latter his story, Jameson shot Norman point blank after hearing that he killed his own son and Peter. Jameson snapped, and started hitting Spider-Man again and again and again. When Norman was beaten, Jameson was ready to put an end to Norman's life with a fire gun, realizing this was all his fault, but Spider-Man intervened. Norman then proceeded to incinerate Jameson from the head, killing him. JJ needs a headline! Luckily, she easily destroyed it and to smooth things over, said she would take the case for fraud against Spider-Man (while privately intending to drag it out as long as possible). When a duplicate of Spider-Man, created by Mysterio, jumped in front of Jameson's car while he was driving home from work one day, Jameson crashed his car into a tree. Marvel Database is a FANDOM Comics Community. When the new Big Man identity was revealed, Jameson was in shock to realize his obsession to destroy Spider-Man destroyed so many innocent lives, including the former Big Man's, who was the current one's father. In an effort to comfort Jonah, Spider-Man decided to reveal his secret identity to him. Jameson is also somewhat kinder and more reasonable than his mainstream counterpart. Sadly, Jay died not long after the wedding, passing away from natural causes, but his relationship with May and his death are secondary compared to his real contribution. The time spent as a subordinate to Osborn took a heavy mental toll, almost driving him to attempted murder, but he was finally able to reclaim the Bugle after Osborn was driven underground by temporary insanity. [25], After Otto Octavius, having temporarily usurped the body of Peter Parker, saved Horizon Labs from the Sinister Six, Jameson finally recognized Spider-Man as a hero, and even offered to him in his war on crime. As a result, Spider-Man became an outlaw. Hence, the Bugle was now owned by Jameson's own company, Jameson Publications. After the defeat of Morlun, Spider-Man thanked Jonah, while Jameson paid a Taxi to send Spider-Man home. After being discharged from the hospital, Jameson gave Peter the job of being the programer of the newspaper's web site, and he pays for Peter's college tuition as a reward for saving his life.[2]. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music). He met his first wife, Joan, when they both joined their high school's photo club. Things heated up even more when it was revealed that Jameson created a new army of Spider Slayers to take care of Spider-Man. Darin De Paul has performed as an actor on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theaters and on national tours. As a result, J. Jonah Jameson grew convinced that "No one's a hero every day of the week" and "Even the real heroes can't keep it up all the time". Jameson is a very complicated individual. As time passed, however, it was shown that his hatred had grown beyond mere jealousy. Spider-Man first came to public attention as an entertainer who used his powers to perform on television and stage. Jonah's condition later improved, to the point where he took physiotherapy sessions and Tai Chi classes. The whole of New York was silent because one of its great defenders, the Amazing Spider-man, had died trying to save the citizens of New York from a threat that they … J. Jonah Jameson possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in little exercise. In 1968 Jameson's company purchased the Goodman Building on 39th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan and moved its entire editorial and publishing facilities there. Ben Reilly, who was secretly behind the company, decided to broadcast the decaying signal across the entire world, via Fact Channel News, causing an outbreak of the Carrion Virus globally. Jonah and Marla Madison also adopted their niece, Mattie Franklin, who unknown to them was also Spider-Woman. Perhaps the biggest bombshell of Spider-Man: Far From Home's post-credits scenes is the reveal that J.K. Simmons plays the MCU's J. Jonah Jameson.The actor, of course, played J. Jonah Jameson in Raimi's Spider-Man movies and is considered the definitive performance of the Marvel Comics character. David was an officer of the United States Army, a war veteran decorated as a hero; at home, however, David regularly abused his wife and son. Jonah Jameson plans to have Alistair Smythe receive the death penalty for what happened to Marla. As he looked out of his window, seeing Spider-Man rescuing civilians from the flood. It was a most pleasant surprise for fans when J.K. Simmons made a cameo … The first time was when Peter revealed his secret identity to the world during Civil War. "I want proof that Spider-Man is a criminal, or you're fired!" Jameson posted a reward to bring Peter in. Jameson was taken to a hospital, where he mumbled Peter's name to himself. This is not limited to just John, but to all public servants, such as firefighters and police officers. It should be noted that Jameson, a civil rights advocate, has never acted out of bigotry against superhuman beings; he does not, for example, share the widespread racial prejudice against superhuman mutants. Jameson is in good physical condition despite once having suffered a heart attack and being a chain smoker. [46], When Spider-Man was being attacked by Morlun, he called Jameson and asked him to bring to him his Dimensional Travel Watch. [42], During the rise of the Red Goblin, Jonah was kidnapped by the Norman Osborn and unwittingly exposed Peter's identity when referring to Gwen Stacy as "his girl. Jonah yelled at Peter, causing Peter to snap and yell back, stating that his photographs kept the Bugle selling while Jonah raked in the profits and paid Peter a pittance. Jameson has continued his denunciations of Spider-Man over the years, basing them on his opposition to vigilantism. Events involving the Avengers Initiative members known as the Scarlet Spiders cast doubt onto whether Peter Parker was the original Spider-Man, or if there really was a single Spider-Man at all, frustrating Jameson. After the new Big Man was arrested along with the other villains, Jameson decided to man up and came face to face with the Kingpin by saying he isn't a good mayor, just like Jonah wasn't, he was just another super-villain that one day would get what he deserved. [4], J. Jonah Jameson is an accomplished journalist and business executive whose wealth and contacts can provide him with ready resources in case of emergency, Normal human male who engages in little regular exercise, Publisher of the Daily Bugle, editor, reporter. [39] Jonah investigated the situation with Betty Brant,[40] and offered to give Spider-Man all the information he gathered in exchange for an exclusive interview with the Wall-Crawler. When the new Big Man was revealed to be the former Big Man's son, who believed at the lies Jonah said about Spider-Man, he realized all the consequences of what he said during the years, ending his crazy ego. J. Jonah Jameson is the bossy and irascible editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle. But he felt his old business turned traitor when he discovered it was boasting his fall. Jameson's appearance has been unfavorably compared to that of Adolf Hitler, due to his toothbrush mustache and overall hostile temperament and disposition. When Spider-Man managed to save the younger Jameson, the elder Jameson then publicly accused the superhero of sabotaging the capsule in order to save it as a publicity stunt, and then denounced his illegal break-in at the military base. [53] He at first was mad at Jameson for doing that, but after learning that Jonah just wanted to help him, Spider-Man agreed to do a podcast with him. When Spider-Man defected from the Registration Act and joined up with Captain America's Secret Avengers, openly rebelling against the new law and fighting those attempting to enforce it. Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson first met when the former went to a NASA office to volunteer his help in rescuing John Jameson. After following the doppelgangers on the roof, Sable fired on the infected serial killer, while the infected Spider-Man bit on Jameson. Another side of Jameson is his long-time and open support of equality. Afterwards he went to show his disgust to property developer Miles Warren, which ended in a restraining order against the Bugle[20]. [34] Things then went from bad to worse, as Doc Ock set off a signal emitting the frequency responsible for clone decay and piped it throughout the base, turning every clone into Carrions. He notably convinced his newly-superpowered son ton try and arrest Spider-Man and worked with Alistair Smythe to create Spider-Slayers. When William Goodman's heirs put the Daily Bugle up for sale, J. Jonah Jameson tapped his last dollar and made the newspaper his own. 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