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Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to play Mysterio for Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel

05.21.2018

Sony and Marvel's SPIDER-MAN:HOMECOMING sequel looks to have webbed up Jake Gyllenhaal, as several reports indicate that the NIGHTCRAWLER and DONNIE DARKO actor is in talks to star as the classic villain Mysterio. Introduced by Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (1964), Quentin Beck aka Mysterio is a special effects expert who uses mind-bending illusions to commit crimes and fight Spider-Man.

Additionally, Variety is reporting that Michael Keaton will return to reprise his role as The Vulture for the new film.

When Tom Holland's Peter Parker swings in for his next solo adventure, Homecoming screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers will return to pen the sequel. In recent times, rumors began circulating that Gyllenhaal would go on to play the Caped Crusader for Matt Reeve's upcoming BATMAN film. When asked to confirm or deny his participation, Gyllenhaal told CNA Lifestyle "Wow, that’s a very difficult question. The answer to that question is no." Perhaps the Mysterio gig has been on the table for some time, and we're only hearing about it now? Either way, let us know what you think about the prospect of Gyllenhaal suiting up as the tripped-out Spidey villain in the comments section below.

Sony and Marvel's SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING sequel is expected to web-swing into theaters on July 5, 2019.

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