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Yep, Jake Gyllenhaal Is Playing Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

Yep, Jake Gyllenhaal Is Playing Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

In the video he can be seen reading a classic Spider-Man comic with a cover that reads, "The Return of the Man Called Mysterio".

Even though plot details surrounding the movie are being kept under wraps, Mysterio has appeared in several Spider-Man cartoons and video games.

Besides the fact that Gyllenhaal will now be treating his devoted fans to photos of his everyday life, the post seems to confirm something that's been the subject of heated speculation for months - his reported role in the upcoming follow-up to Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming". However, the actor and the studio behind the upcoming superhero film have been mum on the topic.




Gyllenhaal had been rumoured to be in the film and confirmed the news on Instagram on Wednesday. "That's what it feels like when you're working". It's now unclear which incarnation of Mysterio Gyllenhaal will be portraying.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will mark the 37-year-old's first comic book movie. The villain was first featured in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 in June 1964. A special effects expert, Quentin Beck used his talents to create elaborate illusions to commit crimes and to fight Spider-Man.

The main characters from Homecoming will all return, with Tom Holland of course reprising his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Zendaya returning as Michelle Jones, and Jacob Batalon returning as Ned, while Marissa Tomei will also return as May Parker. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, two of the screenwriters behind the first movie, are back as well.


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