It’s been common knowledge for a while now that Jake Gyllenhaal will be playing villain Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio in Marvel’s summer 2019 outing, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The actor has been spotted on location in full Mysterio costume, but he’s been reticent to confirm his involvement publicly …until this week.
Posting a reaction video on Instagram where he finds out that he is not in fact playing the role of Spider-Man in Far From Home, Gyllenhaal finally had time for a tongue-in-cheek moment to reveal his part in the forthcoming superhero flick.
Here he is, reading a Mysterio-heavy copy of Amazing Spider-Man #311…
Awful news, Jake. Terrible business. One thing, though, are you absolutely 100% positive that this is the first time you’re hearing about this? Not that we’d doubt you, of course. You seem very sincere.
We’ll next see Gyllenhaal in Velvet Buzzsaw, where he’ll be reuniting with Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy (who once upon a time wrote an absolutely bonkers Superman movie that never got made), and he’s about to start work on the Steven Knight-written Rio, where he’ll appear alongside the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and, yes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released on 5th July, 2019. We have everything you need to know about the movie right here.
Just a note here, at the bottom. Not much to do with the article above. We’ve seen a lot of sites posting articles along the lines of “YOU WON’T BELIEVE when the Avengers 4 trailer is coming!” or “Avengers 4 trailer arriving today – CONFIRMED!”
We won’t be doing that.
We will bring you trailers when they’re released. We’ll drop that trailer right here when the time comes.