The next Spider-Man movie has found its villain.
Deadline has confirmed reports that Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to join the cast of the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel as the villainous Mysterio. Production on the project is set to begin this summer.
The most famous incarnation of Mysterio is named Quentin Beck and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The character made his debut in 1964’s The Amazing Spider-Man #13 and has been an enemy of the wall-crawler ever since.
Jon Watts is back in the director’s chair for the Spider-Man sequel, which is being penned by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, two of the writers behind the first movie. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously mentioned that the film would pick up a few minutes after the events of the yet-to-be titled fourth Avengers movie.
Before he puts on the suit again to begin filming the sequel, Tom Holland can currently be seen as Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War, which is now playing in theaters.
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.
Every ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Villain Ranked From Best To Worst
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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