Earlier this year it was hinted that Mysterio could be the villain in Spider-Man: Far From Home. It was also reported that actor Jake Gyllenhaal could be the one to play the character. For those wondering how true the rumors are, you’ll be interested to learn that Gyllenhaal himself has since confirmed it on his Instagram page.
In the video he shared on Instagram, he can be seen holding a copy of a Spider-Man comic with Mysterio on the front page. His caption reads, “I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man”, leaving many to conclude that he will be playing as Mysterio. There have been many incarnations of Mysterio over the years, so it is unclear which version he might be playing.
Also what’s interesting to note is that so far the Spider-Man movies have drawn from the Sinister Six villains, with the Sandman, Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, and Electro having made their official appearances. With Far From Home, Mysterio will be the fifth, meaning that if and when there is a third Spider-Man movie following Far From Home, we wouldn’t be surprised if Kraven the Hunter were to be the next big baddie.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently scheduled for a release on the 5th of July, 2019. It will be the third confirmed Marvel movie for 2019 following Captain Marvel and Avengers 4.