Jake Gyllenhaal joins Instagram and announces he's in Spider-Man

Carla Harmon
December 6, 2018

While Gyllenhaal has repeatedly brushed off the speculation, he released his first video on the social media platform on Wednesday, with the short clip showing him reading an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man with the caption, "I just realized I'm not playing Spider-Man".

Make way for Jake Gyllenhaal, on Instagram and in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In his first post, the 'Okja' actor also confirmed that he will take on the role of the villain Mysterio in the highly anticipated 2019 film 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'.

Gyllenhaal was most recently seen onscreen in Jacques Audiard film The Sisters Brothers and in Paul Dano's Wildlife. He captioned the post, "I just realised I'm not playing Spider-Man". To top it off, his Spider-Man: Far From Home co-star Zendaya posted an applause emoji while Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo wrote, "same" along with a sad face emoji.

Mysterio is a special effects expert who commits crimes and fights Spider-Man using elaborate illusions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Anyone who's seen "Avengers: Infinity War" knows (spoiler alert!) that several of Earth's mightiest heroes were turned to dust when Thanos (Josh Brolin) finally completed his gauntlet and snapped his fingers, effectively killing half of the inhabitants of the galaxy, including Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2019.

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