As “WandaVision” went from a quirky love letter to classic sitcoms to a tale of love, loss, and magic redefining the universe, it introduced some earth-shattering concepts into the MCU. One of them is that of the Nexus Beings, who are among the most powerful entities in all time and space. They are constant in all timelines and serve as anchor points in their respective realities, thus giving them the ability to alter the course of their universe with relative ease. The Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is one such person, and some believe J. Jonah Jameson is too.
So what kind of evidence is there to support this theory? On the one hand, it’s no mere coincidence that the Raimi and MCU versions of Jameson look exactly alike and sparked feuds with their respective Spider-Men out of the blue. Of course, there’s also the fact that JJJ’s “new” choice to call Spider-Man publicly will lead to Spidey and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) disrupting the multiverse in “No Way Home” – changing the course of the MCU to as good as only a Nexus Being can.
As for reactions to this idea, we’re looking at a mixed bag. “That’s why he said Dr. Strange already existed in Spiderman 2, he forgot what universe he was in,” wrote Redditor CilanEAmber, pointing to a throwaway line from 2004’s “Spider-Man 2” that brings back unintentionally this point at home. At the same time, not all Marvel fans are convinced of Jameson’s importance to the sacred timeline. “It’s a variant … just as President Loki and Loki both look alike but come from different universes,” BreathingCorpse252 suggests, while Solarpowered-Couch adds: “No, it’s a variant that has developed baldness.”
To this day, JK Simmons’ portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson remains one of the most precise casting decisions in history. Whether his updated version of the character is a Nexus being or not, it’s always nice to see him in the movies again.