With at least half a year to go to the release of Marvel’s next “Spider-Man” movie, any information we can glean from its production has become a valuable commodity. The latest of which being the unofficial-official announcement of the casting for Mysterio, the main antagonist of the movie.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal recently took to Instagram to announce the news in a cheeky video in which he reads a “Spider-Man” comic book with Mysterio on the cover before revealing a shocked expression. The post’s caption? “I just realised I’m not playing Spider-Man.” Needless to say, we got the message.
In the Spider-Man universe, Mysterio is known to be a special effects designer and stuntman who turned evil after becoming disillusioned with Hollywood. Using his knowledge of special effects, he uses trickery to dance around his foes and commit crimes.
The character has existed for over 50 years in the comic books, with three different men behind the mask over time. However, it is expected that Gyllenhaal will play the role of Quentin Beck, the original Mysterio. This version of Mysterio is not only a special effects expert, but also talented at magic tricks, hypnotism, and has robotics knowledge. Sounds to me like we’re getting a spectacular show this time round.
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