J. Jonah Jameson is undoubtedly one of the best-loved characters from Spiderman, be it the comics or the films. J.K. Simmons brought the short-tempered editor of The Daily Bugle to life on screen with his lucid method of acting. Us, Spiderman fans, have always had a love-hate relation with Jameson, but we all tend to agree that he is a must-have in the movies. The creators gave us a peek at Jameson in the end credits of Spiderman: Far from Home, long after Spiderman 3 in 2007. The audience has been waiting for his return to the screens ever since.
To celebrate the king of snark and snide, we decided to draw up 20 of our favorite J. Jonah Jameson memes:
1. Don’t Criticize The Chief
Jameson is fiercely protective of the Bugle and its content. The paper often receives heat due to its continuous vilification of Spiderman and other superheroes as reckless vigilantes. The editor’s reply, however, is unwavering: “Good Guys don’t sell papers”.
2. Keep up The Supply
The Daily Bugle is infamous for its constant criticism of Spiderman with the latest stories from a ‘better’ angle. The editor works his staff, including Peter, to the bone for the latest snippets and photos of the masked menace.
3. J. Jonah Jameson- The Crisp Laugh of A Maniac
The audience has always reveled in how J. K. Simmons’ maniacal laugh made the semi-crazy editor’s character relatable. That laugh was equal parts sarcastic and painful to the others as it was full of dark humor for Jameson. Here’s the laughter in a different scenario. It still fits!
4. Spidey Pics Trump All
Jonah’s thirst for the latest Spiderman photos is unquenchable. Whenever Peter approached him with the pictures, it was always old pictures or unsuitable for him. This meme plays into the idea that his joy to get Spidey-pics was more than getting nudes.
4. Great Minds Think Alike!
Director Martin Scorsese has been quite outspoken about his dislike of the MCU superhero movies. He said that he does not view them, neither does he consider them to be cinematic art forms. The only person who has had an avid dislike of the Avengers since the beginning is J. Jonah Jameson. The meme says the rest.
5. J. Jonah Jameson: His Eternal Hate for Spiderman
Jameson has always displayed a tendency for blaming every problem that appears in New York on Spiderman. It may be unrelated, odd, even accounted for, yet somehow the hero finds himself drawn into the mess.
7. A Media Guy at Heart
Tobey Maguire was perhaps the most well-loved Spiderman to appear on the screen. After introducing the multiverse concept, Toby could return as Spidey from the future to meet and train Holland‘s Spiderman. Who better to deliver the news than our beloved Jonah?
8. The Other Side
Simmons dives into J. Jonah Jameson’s hunger for collecting the latest pictures of Spiderman till it assumes a certain level of craze. The degree of pain he suffers each time receiving a lousy photo can nearly trump any other kind of pain that humans can perceive.
9. This One’s For Simmons
J. K. Simmons molded, modified, and personalized Jameson’s character and made it his own. He became so popular that a single film without him didn’t fare well with the fans. Hence, he is coming back.
10. J. Jonah Jameson Will Bring Back Some More Fans
Iron Man‘s demise was shocking to the audience; some declined even to watch any more Marvel movies. Jameson’s comeback may be the necessary ingredient to attract those fans and even more of Maguire’s movies. At least, the credit scenes from Far from Home had an excellent audience reception.
11. Advance Payment’s a Joke!
Fans will dearly remember Peter asking Jonah for advance payment in Spiderman 2. Jonah nearly laughed his head off at that. That was a defining moment for Jameson’s character as ultra thrifty and is currently one of the most frequently memed moments in existence.
12. J. Jonah Jameson is More Focused than Thanos
Well, Thanos is a household name today. The Mad Titan was hell-bent on restoring balance by destroying half of the Universe. Thanos’ intent could only be matched by Jonah’s drive to dig up the latest pictures of Spiderman. Here is Gamora acknowledging that.
13. The Bugle in the COVID Days
In this meme, Jameson retains his stalker-ish attitude towards Spiderman. Here, the memer plays with a masked picture of actor Tobey Maguire and Jonah still calling him the ‘masked menace.’ The editor will forever continue his pursuit of the hero, it seems.
14. Jonah Jameson Was a HERO
Jonah only hated Spiderman due to his reckless attitude that could endanger the people of NYC. But he was a hero at heart. He lied and safeguarded Peter Parker from the Green Goblin even in the face of imminent death. As a result, the moment secured his place in our hearts forever.
15. J. Jonah Jameson is Bald Now
Fans are thrilled by the return of Jonah to the screens. However, his bald spot has created quite an uproar. It has attracted a lot more than its fair share of jokes and memes. This one is just a specimen.
16. The New Jameson Outed Parker
Rami’s Jameson had a protective instinct that magnified his popularity manifold. On the other hand, the Jonah MCU brought back snitched on Parker the first moment he went live. This incident has not been sitting well with the audience.
17. Some Possible Headlines
Jameson has been missing from the scenes for quite some time. In the meantime, Spiderman has evolved as a character with lots of events in between. It is fun to imagine what headlines the Bugle would have had if it was visible to the public in the meantime. Here is a specimen.
18. Did Jonah Out Peter?
The news live where J. Jonah Jameson exposes Peter Parker as Spiderman had created a massive uproar among the audience. Until MCU puts the matter to rest, the memes are flowing freely.
19. Spiderman with OnlyFans
Jonah realizing Spidey’s true identity will change his future interaction with Parker forever. In a scenario where Spiderman has an OnlyFans account, the frenemies can communicate a whole lot better.
20. Finally….Somebody Get Him Spidey Pics
Here is Jonah asking for the latest Spiderman pictures again. The audience is eager to see him back on screen.
Did we cover your favorite J. Jonah Jameson meme? Or would you like to add your own to the list. Let us know in the comments.