If the talks prove to be successful, Joe Gyllenhaal will play the role of the bubble-headed villain Mysterio in the sequel to ‘’Spider-Man: Homecoming’’.
According to news coming from various media outlets, Joe Gyllenhaal is in talks with Sony Pictures to play the role of Mysterio in the sequel to ‘’Spider-Man: Homecoming’’. The success of talks will see Gyllenhaal join an ever-growing list of ‘’Spider-Man’’ villains.
It was way back in 1964 that Mysterio became a part of the Spider-Man universe. He is well-renowned among Spider-Man fans as a bubble-headed villain who can defeat others with his deception and illusion. His main opponent is none other than Spider-Man himself who tries to stop Mysterio from committing crimes.
Even if talks go through as successful, it will be challenging for Gyllenhaal to take time out of his packed schedule for Spider-Man.
He is currently booked to play the leading role in this fall’s ‘’The American’’, a drama which revolves around the life of composer Leonard Bernstein. In addition to starring in the role, Gyllenhaal is also producing it alongside Riva Marker.
The Oscar-nominated star then plays another leading role in ‘’The Sisters Brothers’’, a dark comedy film based on a novel of the same name written by a Canadian author. Gyllenhaal is also playing the leading role in ‘’Wildlife’’, a Paul Dano-directed drama.
The plot details of ‘’Spider-Man: Homecoming’’ sequel, in which Gyllenhaal is rumored to play Mysterio, are still unknown as of today. However, sources say that Sony and Marvel are looking to cast a new female and male lead.
The production houses are also adamant that the male lead has to be an A-list actor. As for the female lead, she is expected to be someone in her 20s and auditions are currently ongoing for her selection.
Most fans don’t know but Gyllenhaal almost played the role of Spider-Man back in the early 2000s. Tobey Maguire, who was then playing the role of Spider-Man, injured his back between Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004).
Consequently, Gyllenhaal was considered for the role if Maguire couldn’t get back to work. Maguire, however, was able to return and Gyllenhaal’s name was brushed under the carpet.
July 5, 2019, is the release date of the film.