Jake Gyllenhaal is preparing to make his MCU debut. The A-list actor has been spotted in London where he will begin filming for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
An Instagram user came across the image of Gyllenhaal in London where filming for the next Spider-Man film is currently taking place. The veteran actor is taking on the role of Mysterio, who will be the main antagonist of the film. Check out the image below:
If you’re unfamiliar with Mysterio, in most iterations of the character he is a failed magician or effects man. His failures lead him down a path of crime which causes frequent run-ins with one Spider-Man.
Michael Keaton is set to reprise his role as the Vulture, meaning Peter Parker is going to have his hands full with a familiar face as he travels across Europe. Homeland actor Numan Acar has also signed onto the film as another Marvel villain, The Chameleon. These two, along with Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, will likely pave the way for an MCU version of the Sinister Six.
Peter won’t be without help on his adventure, however. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are rumored to appear in the film, reprising their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Their involvement could mean that SHIELD has a presence in the cinematic universe post-Avengers 4.
Are you excited to see Gyllenhaal take on the role of Mysterio? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 5, 2019