It’s been rumored for months, but Jake Gyllenhaal has confirmed that he’s playing Mysterio in next year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. In fact, he announced the news by making his first post on his newly-minted Instagram account.
In the video post, he’s holding an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man — rather appropriately, Issue 334: “The Return of The Man Called Mysterio!” — and says, “Whoa. What the fu–?”, before the video cuts off. Watch below.
News of Gyllenhaal’s casting in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel dates back to May, when The Hollywood Reporter had already suggested he would be playing Mysterio, aka Quentin Beck. Similar to Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Homecoming, Beck is a villain that hasn’t hit the screen yet, despite being teased since Sam Raimi’s original trilogy.
Once again, Tom Holland will return for the highly anticipated sequel, once more under the direction of Jon Watts. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are also back to pen the script. Marvel and Sony have set the sequel for July 5th, 2019. In the meantime, you really, really ought to go out and see Spider-Man: Into the Spideyverse.
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