It was recently reported that Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to portray the supervillain Mysterio in the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set to begin production this summer. Plot details on the film are still being kept under wraps, though Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has indicated that the film will take place after the events of the fourth Avengers film.
As is often the case with either rumored or confirmed casting, particularly for comic book adaptations, the internet has a way of letting you know how it feels about character castings, and the case of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is no different, as you can tell by some of the tweets below. Have a look.
#JakeGyllenhaal in talks to play #Mysterio in the #SpiderManHomecoming sequel. If he does get cast, hopefully we'll see dark and scary Jake like in Donnie Darko or Nightcrawler. That would be an awesome Mysterio.
— Enzo 🐼 (@lm494) May 21, 2018
— sean brett (@BaconKnight) May 21, 2018
— Zero Supervision Comics (@zerocomicbooks) May 21, 2018
Jake Gyllenhaal to possible #Mysterio in the MCU #SpiderMan sequel has me mega excited! Gyllenhaal proved he can play a creepy villian with his performance in Nightcrawler so he's a prime candidate for Mysterio. Also we FINALLY have Mysterio in Spider-Man movie for once! pic.twitter.com/WX3myaUqba
— Chris McDonald (@spider_kaiju) May 21, 2018
— Kyle Phillips (@pixarfan939) May 21, 2018
— Nate Olshan (@NOlshan) May 21, 2018
Gyllenhaal is playing #Mysterio in the new Spider-Man? One of my favorite villains ever! I had Spider-man #66 on display most of my teen years and if @ThatKevinSmith can tell you anything – its that the Master of Illusions can seriously fuck a hero up. #daredevil #SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/THtLHXY1lF
— Tyler Curtis (@tyliner) May 21, 2018
It’s worth noting that at one point, Sony was developing a Spider-Man spin-off that would focus on Mysterio, as well as Kraven the Hunter. Whether that ends up still being the case or is at all related to this potential casting remains to be seen, but stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information. In the meantime, before Peter Parker potentially takes on Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio and the returning Vulture, be sure to see him suit up and fight alongside the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel hits theaters on July 5, 2019. Make sure to keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
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Spider-Man has the most impressive array of villains of any Marvel superhero. Every one of them stands out on both a visual standpoint as well as their distinctiveness. Now that there are six standalone cinematic outings for Spidey, we have an opportunity to reflect on all of the villains that the webhead has fought against on the big screen.
This list will rank each of the Spider-Man villains as portrayed in all six movies, including Spider-Man: Homecoming. We will be exploring both the high points and low points they brought to the big screen legacy of Spidey. Click “Next” to get started.
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