This morning a rumor from a British tabloid was going around saying that Jake Gyllenhaal would play Mysterio in the Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel, and now that’s confirmed.
I said when I ran the rumor from The Sun to not believe it until an actual Hollywood trade reported on it, and now The Hollywood Reporter has done so:
“Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to bring a little mystery to the Spider-Man universe.
Gyllenhaal is in talks to play the classic Marvel villian Mysterio in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Based on how well Marvel Studios translated the Vulture to the big screen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, they’re likely to do just as good with Mysterio. Again, this is a classic Spider-Man villain who’s never been done on the big screen, so that’s something to get excited about!