Jake Gyllenhaal announces Spider-Man role

Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms 'Spider-Man' Role in First Instagram Post (Video)

Jake Gyllenhaal confirms Mysterio role in Spider-Man: Far From Home

In a much-liked Instagram video shared Wednesday, actor Jake Gyllenhaal appears to have confirmed he's playing villain Mysterio in the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Far From Home. The character was introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 back in June 1964. A trailer is expected to arrive before Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits cinemas on December 14 - and perhaps even as early as this Saturday - and in that context, it makes sense for Gyllenhaal to start teasing his role before the trailer unveils just what he looks like in the movie.

He is seen pulling away the comic book and going, "Woah, What the.!"

It's a amusing way to reveal his role - made funnier by the caption: 'I just realised I'm not playing Spider-Man, ' which is a nice nod to the time Gyllenhaal nearly replaced Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2 (Maguire injured his back before the shoot, Gyllenhaal trained to step into the role, but Maguire recovered in time).

Fans couldn't contain their excitement in the comments section. Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds added, "I just realized I'm not playing Spider-Man either".

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The film will see Tom Holland return to play Spider-Man and Zendaya as Michelle Jones.

Before Far From Home, Spider-Man is expected to appear in the as-yet untitled Avengers 4, which will conclude the events of Infinity War. Tom accidentally revealed the title of the movie and fans went insane.

Of course, thanks to set leaks, we've known for a while that Jake was involved in the movie, and thanks to pap-shots of his costume, we had a pretty good idea as to who he'd be playing.

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