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Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play the villain in Marvel's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel

Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play the villain in Marvel's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel
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Warning: This post contains spoilers for "Avengers: Infinity War."

  • Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play the villain Mysterio in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Mysterio is one of Spider-Man's oldest foes and is a master of illusion. He was created in 1964 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and is a former special effects creator and stuntman in Hollywood who turns to crime.
  • The movie comes to theaters next July.
  • This suggests that Spider-Man will return in the "Avengers: Infinity War" sequel.
  • At the end of "Infinity War," Spider-Man is one of the many characters to disappear after the Thanos snap wipes out half of humanity.

Jake Gyllenhaal may be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to star in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel as classic Spider-Man villain Mysterio.

Mysterio first appeared in 1964 in an issue of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and was created by Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. That means he's one of Spider-Man's oldest foes, but this would be the first time he'll appear in a live-action film (he's appeared in various animated Spider-Man series).

The original Mysterio's real name is Quentin Beck, a special effects creator and stuntman in Hollywood who becomes a supervillain who specializes in illusions. There have been many characters named Mysterio that have appeared in Spider-Man comics throughout the years, but Beck is probably who Gyllenhaal would be playing if the creators want to stick to the classic interpretations of Spider-Man villains.

The "Homecoming" sequel is scheduled for release on July 5, 2019.

Tom Holland's Spider-Man is one of many characters who disappeared after the Thanos snap in "Avengers: Infinity War," but there are plenty of reasons to believe that those characters will return in the "Infinity War" follow-up next May - just in time for Spider-Man to appear again a couple months later.

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