Jake Gyllenhaal may finally make his debut in a Spider-Man movie. He’s going dark and mysterious—Mysterio, to be precise. Gyllenhaal, who looks mildly similar to Toby Maguire, almost replaced the original actor as Spider-Man when Maguire hurt his back before filming Spider-Man 2. Gyllenhaal is prepping his villainous side for the greatly anticipated sequel to Spiderman: Homecoming, set to release on July 5, 2019.

Mysterio joined Marvel’s hefty list of villains in the Spider-Man comics in 1964. He’s the type of guy who blames everyone else for his failed ventures, of which he has a lot, including acting and special effects work for a Hollywood studio. With the sound logic that most villains possess, it’s obviously all the superhero’s fault and Mysterio is hell-bent on making Spider-Man pay for making his acting suck. Typical. He probably also shames women for not dating him because he’s “a nice guy.”

Nothing official has been announced, but at least Mysterio has a glow orb thing that covers his head so no one will think he’s Spider-Man.

(h/t The Hollywood Reporter)

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Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She enjoys nerding out for articles on the Pop Insider, crafting weekly toy reviews for the Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines the Toy Book and the Licensing book. When Xandra isn't writing or attending conventions, she's dancing around her room in Supergirl cosplay, jammin' out to Britney Spears. She once had to stash her lightsaber behind a bush at the Rogue One premiere because the theater had a lame 'no Kyber crystal weapons' policy. Her friends insist that she's the poster child for Gryffindor because she's staunch in her beliefs and recklessly tries to change the world. You can follow her wild adventures on Twitter @stakingmyheart or glimpse her massive collection of selfies on Instagram @dontgostakinmyheart