After nearly six months of speculation, Jake Gyllenhaal has finally confirmed that he will be playing the big bad in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home movie. Even better? He joined Instagram just for the occasion. In his first post, he’s seen reading the 1989 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man #311. The issue features “The Return of the Man Called Mysterio” which is the character he will be playing in the highly anticipated sequel.
In the background of the video, Gyllenhaal also has a framed issue of another Mysterio appearance, The Amazing Spider-Man #66.
Gyllenhaal closes the video by lowering the comic book with a shocked face before being cut off saying “What the fu-!”
He captioned the post – “I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man“. You can watch the whole thing below:
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Mysterio (aka. Quentin Beck) was first introduced into the Spider-Man comics in 1964. While he does not have any actual superhero capabilities, he uses his talents as a special effects expert to create illusions as diversions in order to commit crimes. While a lot has been kept under wraps about the highly anticipated sequel, we do know Peter will be embarking on a globe-trotting adventure with his friends! Marco Polo alum Remy Hill, J.B. Smoove, and Numan Acar have all joined the cast in mystery roles. Recurring Marvel players Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) will also be appearing in the film despite both falling victim to Thanos’ snap in the Infinity War post-credit scene.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will find Tom Holland, Zendaya Jacob Batalon, Michael Bolton, and Marisa Tomei all reprising their Homecoming roles.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5, 2019!