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.”