Jake Gyllenhaal finally confirms Spider-Man role

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Photo credit: Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Jake Gyllenhaal is finally comfortable telling the world that he’s the baddie in Spider-Man: Far From Home - although it’s not exactly been a mystery for a while.

The Academy Award nominee first signed up for the Marvel sequel over six months ago, and was pegged at the time to be playing evil magician Mysterio. Then, set footage made it pretty clear that was indeed the case.

But a super-villain strikes with precision, so Jake has waited until practically every Marvel fan in the world knew about his casting to confirm the news in his first-ever Instagram post.

I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man.

A post shared by Jake Gyllenhaal (@jakegyllenhaal) on Dec 5, 2018 at 12:03pm PST

The funny video sees Jake’s mind being blown reading a classic Spider-Man comic featuring “the return of the man called Mysterio”, along with his caption: “I just realised I’m not playing Spider-Man.”

There have been multiple Mysterios in the Marvel Comics Universe, but the most notorious was a Hollywood stuntman who used his special effects and movie magic knowledge to become a master criminal.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

The doomed crook won’t be the only adversary that Tom Holland’s wall-crawler will be facing off with in Far From Home. Michael Keaton is set to return as Adrian Toomes (aka Vulture), who was locked up by Spidey in Homecoming.

Stepping in for Tony Stark as Spider-Man’s mentors in the sequel will be former SHIELD boss Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his right-hand-woman Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) - so presumably all three survive Avengers 4, since nobody’s buying those claims that Far From Home is a prequel.

Spider-Man: Far from Home will swing into cinemas on July 5, 2019. Spider-Man: Homecoming is out now on Digital Download, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

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