Spider-Man: Far From Home's Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms He's Playing Mysterio

Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms 'Spider-Man' Role in First Instagram Post (Video)

Jake Gyllenhaal confirms Mysterio role in Spider-Man: Far From Home

For a fair while now, people have strongly suspected that Jake Gyllenhaal would be playing villain Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home film.

The actor, who also debuted on Instagram a few hours ago, decided to make his first post on the social media platform about the Spider-Man role.

In the 37-year-old actor's first Instagram post, he jokingly confirmed what we all pretty much knew already.

In the clip Jake is reading a comic book title titled, The Return of the Man Called Mysterio after discovering something while reading he says: "Woah, what the f..."

Editors at The Hollywood Reporter claimed in May that Gyllenhaal was in talks to play Mysterio, and in October, photos from the production in the Czech Republic surfaced online and showed him dressed in a suit and cape.

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The role will be the actor's first major part in a superhero blockbuster film.

Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, not Gyllenhaal, in the lead role, and comes out in July 2019. Quite an odd villain, Mysterio relies on more of a smoke and mirrors approach in trying to defeat his spider-nemesis. The character was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 back in June 1964.

The film see Tom Holland reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Before Far From Home, Spider-Man is expected to appear in the as-yet untitled Avengers 4, which will conclude the events of Infinity War.

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