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Jack Black addresses ‘speculation’ he’s in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Black ominously captioned the video "I'm not allowed to say," which had many wondering if his rumored casting in the MCU is true.

With Spider-Man: No Way Home set for release next month, there’s been a tizzy of fan speculation the multiverse-traversing story will feature appearances from past franchise favorites, specifically former web-heads Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.

Now comedic actor Jack Black is getting in on the fun, taking to TikTok to declare that, “There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether or not I will be in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,'” before the sound of the video seemingly gets cut off despite him continuing to talk. Take a look at the video yourself right here to decide whether you think Black is genuinely hinting at a potential Marvel Cinematic Universe spoiler or not.

Black ominously captioned the video “I’m not allowed to say,” which combined with the “cutoff” audio, may very well mean perhaps Marvel boss Kevin Feige has somehow put the kibosh on Black’s supposed “spoiler” talk. It is true that there were rumors he might get an MCU role after all.

Of course, there is a much simpler explanation for all of this: the actor is just trolling.

It makes perfect sense since Black is a comedian and quite known for goofing off both on social media and as one half of the folk-rock duo known as Tenacious D. As for that drop in audio near the end? It’s more likely Black himself is acting that part, pretending to mouth words without actually making any sounds, to seemingly add “authenticity” to the claim.

We can’t blame Black for poking fun at the cultural zeitgeist of the moment, as Kevin Feige’s recent confirmation that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil will be part of the MCU going forward has set the rumor mill on fire that Matt Murdock will indeed make an appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Guess we’ll all collectively find out together when the Tom Holland-helmed threequel hits theaters Dec. 17.

Danny Peterson
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Danny Peterson

Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'