The Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson has torn into poor Spidey in another news piece featured on The Amazing Spider-Man 2's viral site.
The journalist criticises Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield), who he says is causing more hassle for the cops. He calls for the spandex-clad web-slinger to speak out about his actions, instead of shunning the press.
March 28, 2014
An Editorial from Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson Is social media a powerful tool to connect people around the world or is it home to a cyber-den of cyber-losers who spend their time spreading cyber-lies about a certain “hero” named Spider-Man…
So is Spider-Man a hero because some bearded Brooklyn hipster posted a cyber-video of him webbing up a mugger outside a coffee shop? Is he a hero because a misguided high school student starts a fan club on cyber-Twitter? Is he a hero because a “cyber-blogger” like Melissa Hutchins encourages fans to plaster stencils of the masked vigilante on crosswalk signs across Manhattan?
These days it seems like everyone is talking about Spider-Man, except for one person of course: Spider-Man himself, who refuses to talk to the press. The wall-crawling weirdo would probably say actions speak louder than words, but the longer Spider-Man doesn’t talk, the longer he ignores legitimate questions about how his actions have frustrated on-going police investigations. How he has used excessive force in foiling minor crimes. How his web swinging has distracted city drivers and led to a documented twenty-four accidents (and counting).
Has Spider-Man stopped a mugger, a carjacker, or a bank robber here and there? Yeah, okay, I’ll admit he has. But can Spider-Man answer this: do those actions offset all the problems he’s created? Even if he could, I doubt he will.
The cheek of it!
This isn't the first time J. Jonah Jameson has spoken out against Spidey, either! Back in February, he criticized the superhero for the millions of dollars in damages caused by his pursuit of bank robber Herman Schulz. Something tells me Jameson's about to change his mind when he realizes the very real threats that await them all: Electro, Rhino, and Gren Goblin.
Do you think maybe Webb has secretly cast J. Jonah Jameson? Just throwing this out there: Brian Cranston would be awesome.
Don't forget - Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.