During a recent Google Hangout event, which you can watch in its full, pre-recorded glory below and which gets off to a very awkward beginning, Marc Webb came around to the subject of J. Jonah Jameson.
I don't want to spoil too much about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but I think I can say that Jameson is a character in the film… but that the character still needs to be cast.
Webb says that he'd like to bring him in properly for the next picture, but also acknowledges how tricky it will be to live-up to the casting of JK Simmons.
Here's Crave's transcript of the good bit:
I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film. It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could out do J.K. Simmons in that role, he is so iconic. That's something we've really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is I don't know, but I think you can expect to see him in the future.
And you can watch the whole video in this player. Get ready to squirm at the awful opening.