Now that more details are coming out about Spider-Man: Far From Home, fans are just waiting for the first trailer and what it will show us. Set photos have revealed several new costumes for and teased the fact that Peter won’t be in New York, among other things. However, one thing fans really want to see is Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, which has essentially been confirmed.
Gyllenhaal has decided to tease the role on Instagram, as he shared a short video of himself reading a Spider-Man comic that stars the villain. The actual post also has Gyllenhaal saying “I guess I’m not playing Spider-Man,” which is pretty funny when you consider how the actor was once slated to replace Tobey Maguire on Spider-Man 2.
Interestingly enough, this is the first time Gyllenhaal has acknowledged the fact that he will be playing as the villain for Far From Home. Prior to this, the actor had stayed silent about the role, though several leaks and promotions essentially confirmed that Mysterio would be in the film. It is interesting seeing him bring up the role for the first time ever, though one has to wonder why the confirmation took so long.
While not as dangerous as Doctor Octopus or Green Goblin, Mysterio is still viewed by many as one of Spider-Man’s most iconic foes. The character has a history of working in Hollywood and worked on special effects, which is why he has so many illusions to use when fighting heroes.
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out in July 2019.