Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms He’s Playing Mysterio With Hilarious Instagram Post

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Jake Gyllenhaal has finally confirmed he’s playing Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home with a hilarious Instagram post. 

Earlier this year The Hollywood Reporter, reported that Gyllenhaal was playing the classic Spider-Man villain but neither Jake or Sony Pictures would confirm who he was playing.

In his first ever Instagram post, however, the 37-year-old actor seems to have confirmed he is indeed playing the master of illusions, the menacing Mysterio.

Check out the hilarious post here:

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

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While this is the first time the actor’s publically acknowledged he’s playing Mysterio, Marvel fanatics have known for a while ever since pictures of Gyllenhaal in the classic Mysterio costume leaked online.

The actor’s circled superhero roles in the past; screen testing for Batman Begins, entering talks to appear in Suicide Squad and he was even approached to replace an injured Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2.

He clearly never shook that brief flirtation with the character.

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Mysterio, better known as Quentin Beck – although others have used the alias – is a disgraced special effects expert and stuntman.

Using a combination of illusion, science and hypnotism to fake magical powers, the dastardly villain commits crimes which inevitably leads to a fight with Spider-Man.

However, Mysterio’s perhaps best known for his wonderfully ridiculous design, most notably his bubble helmet and purple cape.

Spider-Man Far From Home will swing in UK cinemas on July 5, 2019.


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.