But adding a little iron to the fire is Jake Gyllenhaal jumping on Instagram with an important realization about the role he’s playing in the upcoming Summer 2019 film:
Like a bad comedian, let me explain the joke here…you see, years ago, Jake Gyllenhaal was set to replace Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2, due to Maguire’s back troubles. That 15 years ago they both so closely so resembled each other as to be interchangeable was quite a coup for Sony, but as we all know Maguire stayed on, and Gyllenhaal was then rumored for a number superhero films (the Nolan Batman movies, Suicide Squad, the Matt Reeves Batman project). Heck, they both played brothers in a movie called Brothers. It wasn’t very good, but it felt like something finally came to fruition there.
Anyhow, having Gyllenhaal join the new Spider-Man film takes us full-circle, and of course, he’s not playing Spider-Man, he’s playing Mysterio. I’m sure you knew that already, but it’s a cute way to make it 100% official before the trailer does it.
Spider-Man: Far From Home debuts on July 5, 2019.