In a new interview, Jake Gyllenhaal has avoided questions whether his portrayal as the classic Spider-Man villain Mysterio will be an antagonistic one in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
While appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his play Sea Wall/A Life, the actor was asked if his upcoming debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be as a villain.
"Well..." began Gyllenhaal as he quickly became more withdrawn.
"In the comic books, he's a villain," Colbert pointed out.
"Uh huh," conceded Gyllenhaal before the discussion moved on to non-spoiler details about the film.
Last month, reports arose that Far From Home would see Spider-Man team up with Mysterio to fight a group of villains known as the Elementals, wrecking havoc across Europe. This marks a dramatic shift for the dynamic between the two Marvel characters, with Mysterio serving as a longtime enemy to the superhero in the comic books.
Opening July 5, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.