Slattery Up For Jameson In “Spider-Man”

What’s Playing reports that “Mad Men” actor John Slattery is apparently first in line for the role of The Daily Bugle’s gruff newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson for Marc Webb’s upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot.

Sam Elliott is also apparently in contention for the role. Both Slattery and Elliott have previously worked with Marvel on other projects – namely “Iron Man 2” and “Ghost Rider” respectively.

The choices sound like the character will be a much more serious and possibly darker take on the character than J.K. Simmons’ brilliant manic take on the character in the three previous Sam Raimi-directed films.