It looks like Jake Gyllenhaal won’t be playing Batman in the near future. As it’s being reported that the actor is in talks to play Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The move is definitely an interesting one, as many didn’t really expect the actor or that specific villain to be in the MCU at this point.
THR is reporting:
Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to bring a little mystery to the Spider-Man universe.
The actor is in talks to play the classic Marvel villain Mysterio in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced Mysterio in the comics in 1964. A special effects expert, Quentin Beck used his talents to create elaborate illusions to commit crimes and to fight Spider-Man.
It’s also being reported that Michael Keaton will return as Vulture in the upcoming movie.
It’s not the first time that Gyllenhaal has been involved with Spider-Man. He was actually set to replace Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2 back in 2004, when Maguire was having terrible back pain. Obviously, that didn’t happen, and we even ended up getting Spider-Man 3. Sadly.
As for Mysterio, the character was actually scheduled to appear in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 movie that ultimately didn’t end up happening. There was some pretty cool storyboard art that we got to see out of it, though.
News should definitely start to come out about the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, as it’s set to begin filming rather soon. Currently, Spider-Man is “dead” along with some of the other Avengers after the events of Infinity War.
What do you think of this casting news? Do you think Gyllenhaal is a good fit for Mysterio? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments down below!