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Jake Gyllenhaal confirms Spider-Man role
Jake Gyllenhaal confirms Spider-Man role The 37-year-old actor was reported to have signed on for the movie six months ago: it was speculated he'd be playing evil magician Mysterio, with on set footage later adding fuel to the speculation.
Now the star has used his first ever Instagram post to reveal his role!
He shared a video of himself reading a 'Spider-Man' comic called 'The Return of the Man Called Mysterio'.
He captioned the post: "I just realized I'm not playing Spider-Man."
It was previously claimed Jake had gone up against Ryan Gosling to play the villain.
A source told The Sun newspaper The original Mysterio is Quentin Beck, a special effects wizard and stunt man, who then uses his expertise to pursue a life of crime after failing in his ambitions to become a rich and famous actor.
The movie is due for release in July 2019.