JAKE GYLLENHAAL In Talks for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 2 Villain Role
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play Mysterio for Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gyllenhaal was at one time in consideration to replace Tobey Maguire for Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 2 in 2002 due to Maguire's back injury. Maguire was ultimately able to continue in the role, cutting short Gyllenhaal's chance for the role at that time.
The as-yet-untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is scheduled for release July 5, 2019.