AceShowbiz - Jake Gyllenhaal joined Instagram on Wednesday, December 5, just in time to promote his upcoming movie "Spider-Man: Far From Home". Sharing a funny video as his first post, the "Nightcrawler" star ended speculations about whom he's playing in the upcoming movie.
The short clip opens with a close-up look at the cover of "The Amazing Spider-Man" comic titled "The Return of the Man Called Mysterio". As Gyllenhaal puts down the comic book, an expression of shock is seen on his face. "What the f**k?" he shouts to himself.
In the caption of the video, he wrote, "I just realized I'm not playing Spider-Man," confirming that he's indeed playing Spider-Man's villain Mysterio.
The most well-known iteration of Mysterio in Marvel Comics is Quentin Beck, a Hollywood stuntman and special effects artist who dreams of becoming a big film star. When his dreams aren't obtainable, he turns into a criminal mastermind using his ability to create expert illusions.
Gyllenhaal's character will face off against the titular character a.k.a. Peter Parker, who is still portrayed by Tom Holland. The web-slinger will wear a Stealth Suit, in addition to the new black-and-red costume.
While the Stealth Suit had been spotted on the set during the filming earlier this year, the first close-up look at the costume is obtained at Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil, where it's currently put on display. It features body armor and glowing goggles.
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" will take Peter Parker overseas as he travels abroad during summer vacation. Jon Watts returns to serve as director, with the script provided by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The superhero pic set for a July 5, 2019 release in the United States. It has been reported that the first trailer of the movie will arrive on Saturday, December 8 during the Sony panel at CCXP.