Jake Gyllenhaal Opens Up About Almost Replacing Tobey Maguire As Spider-Man

During an interview with Yahoo, Jake Gyllenhaal opened up about the time he nearly replaced Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man.

Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home will mark the long-awaited live-action debut of Mysterio, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic comic book villain. However, the history of the Spider-Man movie franchise would have played out differently had Jake Gyllenhaal been tapped to replace Tobey Maguire in Sam Raimi’s films.

The rumor of Jake Gyllenhaal potentially replacing Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2 first surfaced after the latter star was injured while filming the horse-racing film Seabiscuit. While Jake Gyllenhaal confirmed he was one of the actors considered for the role following Tobey Maguire’s injury, the Far From Home star added that the Spider-Man mantle belongs to the actor who lands the role:

“The truth of the matter is, in the end, he’s Spider-Man. And so, there are so many roles in my career where I was up against another actor, or something happened that possibly could’ve happened but didn’t happen but maybe it would have… Eventually, my belief is when an actor’s played a character, particularly in a movie, the character’s theirs, and that’s that. But yeah he hurt himself and there was talk. And there was a slew of actors [possibly up for the part], and I was one of them.”

Do you think Jake Gyllenhaal would have made a good Spider-Man if Tobey Maguire had to drop out? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Jake Gyllenhaal will make his debut as Mysterio when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters next week.

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 2, 2019.

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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