Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed who he will play in the forthcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will see the Nightcrawler actor join the likes of Tom Holland, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton on set.
Gyllenhaal confirmed his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his first-ever Instagram post. Captioned “I just realised I’m not playing Spider-Man”, the video showed the star reading an old issue of The Amazing Spider-Man comic series, with “the return of the man called Mysterio!” written on its cover.
“What the f…!” Gyllenhaal exclaimed as he lowered the comic to reveal his face. Watch the video below now.
Thanks to the comic’s coverline, fans are now making the connection that the actor is set to play stuntman Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio. While the character doesn’t have any superhuman abilities of his own, he makes up for it with his talent for special effects and stunts, using things like holograms and hallucinogenic gas to try and defeat the good guys.
Gyllenhaal was previously reported to be in talks to play Mysterio in the Homecoming sequel earlier this year. He was previously approached to play Spider-Man himself when Toby Maguire hurt his back between 2002’s Spider-Man film and its sequel. However, Maguire recovered from the injury and retained the role.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in 2019.