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.