Jake Gyllenhaal
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Okay, so Jake Gyllenhaal is finally getting his master illusionist moves to the test. The "Prince of Persia" actor posted an image on Instagram teasing his role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.

It has been reported that Jake Gyllenhaal will be playing the classic Spider-man villain in the upcoming movie. A few pictures surfaced on the web showing Jake filming for the upcoming Spider-man sequel but this is the first time we are getting an acknowledgement of the character from the actor himself.

He will be playing a foil to Tom Holland's Spider-man in the movie. The most recognizable alter ego of Mysterio in the comics is Quentin Beck, a Hollywood stuntman and special effects designer who later on uses his expertise for crime. The character made his debut in 1964 as a villain facing off against Peter Parker.

Speaking to EW, Gyllenhaal said: "I would say, with John Watts who directed the movie, what makes this instalment of that franchise so great is that there is an intimacy to it," Gyllenhaal told EW. "And there is a sense of the scenes, with the casting in particular and also the storytelling, that you feel that you're actually in a movie with human beings in it. That's what it feels like when you're working."

Spider-man: Far From Home will serve as a sequel to both Spider-man: Homecoming and Avengers 4. The movie stars Tom Holland as Spider-man, Marisa Tomei and Zendaya. But additional cast members include Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders as Nick Fury and Maria Hill.

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I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man.

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