Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks For Mysterio In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’

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May 21st, 2018

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Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks For Mysterio In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’
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Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks For Mysterio In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2'

Jake Gyllenhaal

This morning a huge rumour from the British tabloid was going around saying that Jake Gyllenhaal would be playing Mystery in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel, but now that has been confirmed. Hollywood trade site The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news, calming the superstar actor would be bringing mystery in the Spider-Man universe as classic Marvel villain Mysterio in the sequel.

The Oscar-nominated actor has the Jacques Audiard-directed The Sisters Brothers coming from Annapurna this fall, as well as the as yet untitled Netflix film, set in the art world, that reteamed him with Nightcrawlerwriter/director Dan Gilroy. He also stars in the Paul Dano-directed Wildlife, which was produced by Nine Stories, and which just played Cannes after premiering at Sundance last January.  Gyllenhaal is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.

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The Mysterio character joined the Spider-Man universe in the Marvel Comics series in 1964. The bubble-headed bad guy is a master of illusion and deception. Rumours of the imminent christening of the new Spidey villain originated in the British press. Tom Holland completed the first Spidey film and he’s back along with director Jon Watts and the original cast. He also is part of Avengers: Infinity War, which is racking up grosses at a record rate for Marvel.

This news is interesting for multiple reasons, as Jake Gyllenhaal almost played the wall-crawler when former superhero Tobey Maguire had a serious back injury on the set of Spider-Man 2. Now the actor is back in the main villainous role! There are rumours have not been confirmed but should be in the next week.

The film releases on July 5, 2019.

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