Jake Gyllenhaal To Be Mysterio In The Spider-Man Sequel

After almost a year of speculation and suspicion that Jake Gyllenhaal would be next up to wear the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight after Ben Affleck, news comes from the MCU that the former Prince Of Persia has instead decided on making his superhero movie debut in a giant fishbowl helmet. That’s right, Gyllenhaal is all but a lock to take on the role of Spider-Man villain, Mysterio, in next year’s sequel to last year’s “Homecoming.” At one point, nearly 15 years ago, when Tobey Maguire’s negotiations to come back for the original Spider-Man 2 were in limbo, Gyllenhaal almost became Spider-Man. Now he will play the main villain in the 3rd version of a Spider-Man sequel.

The original Mysterio was Quentin Beck, a failed Hollywood stuntman and effects wizard who used his skills to start a life of crime. Often his tricks were capable of throwing off Peter’s abilities, like his “Spidey-sense,” which will possibly play in the sequel, considering we just started seeing it in Infinity War. These threads usually lead somewhere. There have been a few other incantations of Mysterio over the years, but if there’s a Sinister Six team-up going on, he’s usually a part of it. Considering that Michael Keaton (who played Vulture, often a Sinister Six member, in “Homecoming”) is returning, along with already getting an early incantation of both the Shocker, and the Scorpion, we could be witnessing the second in a march towards a similar run, here, as that would give us 4 of 6. Sony has long wanted a Sinister Six movie, and with Disney’s (and Feige’s) help, putting something together that’s cohesive, is far more likely. Of course, we also have to make sure Spider-Man comes back from the damage inflicted by Thanos in Infinity War (*wink* *wink*.)

While I’m more than excited to see Gyllenhaal in the MCU, and as a Spider-Man villain, no less, it’s an interesting choice, considering all the buzz about him being the favorite to take over as the next Bruce Wayne. Again, I’m at a loss with the difficulty Warner and DC have had at landing an actor that really WANTS to be Batman for an extended period. More importantly, does this mean that the rumors about Ben Affleck expressing an interest to continue as the Caped Crusader are true? What do you think? Hit us up on our socials, or here, and let us know!

*The as yet unnamed Spider-Man sequel is scheduled for June 5, 2019

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Gwen Stacy Possibly Being Introduced as a Foreign Exchange Student in Homecoming Sequel

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Of course are newly minted MCU friendly neighborhood Spiderman is set to get a couple of sequels to his successful Homecoming film and after all of the explosions and chaos of the Avengers Infinity War, he will getting ready to swing back into high school life and more.  Now with the major Marvel team up set to hit theaters in May of 2018, it has been discovered that production is set to begin on Spidey’s third go round of a second film in June of 2018.

With that date set to begin filming, of course now there is set to be casting notices and auditions to fill key roles for the films. Over at Omega Underground they have gotten a hold of a bit of information that may key us in into a major change to a key character in the wall crawlers universe.

from Omega Underground

A leaked audition tape from an unknown French actress by the stage name of Louna auditioning for the role of Gwen Stacy. Obviously, many remember Gwen Stacy (played by both Emma Stone & Bryce Dallas Howard) is typically depicted as a blonde haired blue eyed American love interest in Peter Parker’s life. However, if we are to base the possible inclusion of this character based on the audition tape. Marvel Studios may end up changing up the character’s origin by making her a foreign exchange student from Europe. Possibly being born in France or even Russia then transferring to Peter’s school.

Now there is reason in which one can assume this is for Gwen Stacy and even the ethnicity change. Its due to what director Jon Watts already has done from the first film. He has already changed MJ (Zendaya) and Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) and  ethnicity for the original film. With Ned now being depicted as an Hawaiian-American teenager as opposed to a blonde hair caucasian male. And the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of MJ played by Zendaya as an ethnically mixed love interest as compared to her typical red-haired caucasian counterpart in the comics. Now of course if they have changed the background of Gwen then that may mean we get something unique for her father Captain George Stacy as well.

Check out the audition tape…

Scene #1

Gwen – “Peter, I’m so sorry about your Uncle.”

Peter – “Well thank-you”

Gwen – “I didn’t know this was your family. I was just wondering why you haven’t been to school.”

Peter – “Really?

Gwen – “Well, like you. Hate you. Nobody can forget you.”

Scene #2

Captain Stacy – “Off to do your homework?”

Gwen – “Umm just about dad. What are you doing tonight?”

Captain Stacy – “Sitting down and checking over some police reports.”

Gwen – “Haha need any help?”

Captain Stacy – “From my best cop sure; but”

Gwen – “But what?”

Captain Stacy – “Well no father wants to rush his little girl out the door. Especially, when shes going into a teenager. But I would figure you would want to spend time with kids your own age.”

Gwen – “Pass.”

Captain Stacy – “Ha whats wrong? I don’t know if you get any requests.”

Gwen – “No plenty of requests. Just not from the right sources.”

Captain Stacy – “Meaning?”

Gwen – “Well, most of the guys that come at me are jerks or want to be playboys. But then theres…this one guy. But even if he got the nerve to ask me out. I think he would get us both killed. He is such a cluts!”

Captain Stacy – “But you like him?!”

Gwen – “I don’t know. There’s something different about him.”