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EXCLUSIVE: J.K. Simmons Reacts to 'Spider-Man' Petition Calling for His Return: 'I’ll Never Close the Door on Anything'

by Elizabeth VanMetre 10:16 AM PST, February 28, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: J.K. Simmons Reacts to 'Spider-Man' Petition Calling for His Return: 'I’ll Never Close the Door on Anything'

Could J.K. Simmons be returning to the big screen to reprise his role as the Spider-man detractor and publisher of The Daily Bugle, J. Johan Jameson?

ET caught up with the Terminator Genisys star at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, where he revealed that he would "never close the door on anything."

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Fans of the franchise have launched a Change.org petition with 1,831 signatures already, to ensure the 61-year-old actor returns to the role that he originally portrayed in the three films starring Tobey Maguire. Unfortunately, he says it would take more than that to bring him back to screen.

"That petition does not come from anybody that is actually in a position to do anything about it," he explains.

But if the opportunity comes knocking, Simmons shares that he wouldn't turn it down!

"Being in those movies with Sam [Raimi] was one of the great joys of my career," he tells ET. "It was a super fun character so I'll never close the door on anything."

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Meanwhile, Marvel recently announced Tom Holland will be taking over the Spidey role in the next reboot!

Learn more about the 19-year-old English actor soon-to-be turned Peter Parker in the video below.

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