Rob Liefeld Wants Jake Gyllenhaal To Play John Prophet

Prophet creator Rob Liefeld recently revealed that he wants Spider-Man: Far From Home star Jake Gyllenhaal to play John Prophet in the upcoming film.

This week, it was revealed that Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim is currently developing a film based on the Prophet comic book series from Rob Liefeld. The upcoming Prophet film is being developed for Studio 8 with Liefeld, Adrian Askarieh, and Brooklyn Weaver onboard as producers.

Rob Liefeld recently spoke with ComicBook.com on their Talking Shop series. On the episode, Liefeld talked about the news of a Prophet film in the works and shared that thinks Jake Gyllenhaal is perfect for the role of John Prophet:

“I’m gonna tell you. Yes, and people would call me crazy. I know some of these guys are too, you know, If you go back and look at how Jake Gyllenhaal looked in Prince of Persia, ’cause he got jacked… John Prophet needs a great actor, needs a great actor. And obviously you get into age and who’s gonna be cast. Look, Studio 8 may want to get a brand new face. When you think of Chris Hemsworth, we didn’t know who he was. And now he’s the only Thor you could imagine. But John Prophet, like I said, I try and think of these guys who don’t have great actors. So I’m gonna go with the weirdo call. If you go back six years and see how jacked Jake Gyllenhaal got. So I mean, I’m not sure how much, how much legs Mysterio has, but it doesn’t prevent him from being John Prophet.”

Do you think Jake Gyllenhaal is a good fit for John Prophet? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.

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 is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest news on Prophet!

Source: ComicBook.com

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

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