While the news about the Lando spinoff movie has been struck down, there's still plenty of swirling rumors willing to fuel the ravenous imaginations of genre film fans. Among the most tantalizing was the revelation that actor Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star as Mysterio in the upcoming sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming.




Ah Mysterio, one of the most belovedly goofy villains in the entire Marvel bullpen. A former special effects artist who uses his intricate knowledge of illusions to create almost perfect projections (depending on whether the writers are lazy enough to say that he can just make holograms whenever he wants) of whatever his twisted imagination can conjur. With the classic "fishbowl" helmet upon his head and some REALLY good stories that feature him (when the rest of comics were making their villains dark and edgy, marvel chose to give Mysterio honest to god pathos and tragedy in his backstory), there's a reason why fans have been BEGGING for a cineatic take on the character. Now with a top-tier talent like Jake Gyllenhaal in the role, it's all the reason to CELEBRATE.



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Mysterio As long as Gyllenhaals Mysterio keeps raising his right arm for no apparent reason, Ill be happy
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