For some time now, Jake Gyllenhaal has been one of — if not the — best (American) actors in Hollywood, especially amongst the younger “movie star” A-Listers such as Ryan Gosling, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, James Franco, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, etc.
Plus, the dude is just offensively handsome, so not only does he have the talent, but he’s got the looks too. And now — in addition to being both rich, talented, and good-looking — he’s joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a coup for any A-List actor these days.
During the course of his career, Gyllenhaal has been hesitant to jump into tentpole franchises (other than 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). However, as a Batman fan, I always held out hope that he was waiting for the Cape & Cowl of the Dark Knight to become available. And given the news that Affleck was leaving the role of Bruce Wayne, I thought Gyllenhaal was a lock.
Despite my hopes, not only did Gyllenhaal opt to choose Marvel over DC, but he chose to play a villain over playing a hero, as he was cast as Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. At least we think he chose to…
While nothing official (other than the release date) has been released yet, some (presumably illegally shot) set videos show Gyllenhaal in his full Mysterio outfit & lookin’ pretty damn authentic if I do say so myself.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 5, 2019.