Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio Confirmed For Spider-Man: Far From Home

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It’s official: Tom Holland is terrible at keeping secrets.

The Marvel favorite has been a fixture of the MCU ever since his unforgettable debut in Captain America: Civil War, though it’s fair to say that Tom Holland, what with his boundless energy and social media presence, has become something of a liability for Marvel Studios.

It’s all fun and games, of course, but it seems Holland has already ‘spoiled’ the title of Marvel’s Homecoming sequel. It’ll seemingly release as Spider-Man: Far From Home come 2019, and when it does, it’ll pit our friendly neighborhood Web-Head against Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, the classic Marvel villain known for his illusions and trickery, which push Parker’s spider-sense into overtime.

Or at least, that’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, who have now confirmed that Gyllenhaal has closed his deal to play Mysterio, with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers on script duties.

He won’t be the only antagonist for Spider-Man to contend with, of course, given that it’s been revealed that Spider-Man: Far From Home will also herald the return of Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes – the crooked construction work better known as the Vulture. His return has prompted rumors of a full-blown Sinister Six storyline being incorporated into the Jon Watts-directed sequel, though we’ll have to wait until the film opens big next summer before we have official confirmation of that potential team-up.

One thing’s for sure, though: after years spent flirting with the genre, along with Matt Reeves’ in-development Batman movie, Gyllenhaal is ready to break his superhero duck. And we’re fascinated to see how he takes to the complex, morally ambiguous role of Quentin Beck.

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into your local theater on July 5th, 2019. Its mission? To successfully launch the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a post-Avengers 4 world. So, you know, no pressure…

Source: THR

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