Since being cast as the classic Spider-Man villain Mysterio for Spider-Man: Far From Home earlier this year, actor Jake Gyllenhaal has largely remained silent about his upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance. In a new video, the actor shared a look at his prep for the MCU sequel.
In a post on his Instagram account, Gyllenhaal shared a cheeky video of himself reading 1989's Amazing Spider-Man #311, written by David Micheline and illustrated by Todd McFarlane, prominently featuring Mysterio as the main antagonist.
"Whoa...what the f--" gasps Gyllenhaal, comedically cutting himself off before fully dropping the expletive.
Leaked set photos this past September had revealed Gyllenhaal on location and in costume as Mysterio while Far From Home filmed in the Czech Republic. The upcoming film completed principal photography in New York City in October while advance marketing for the sequel teased Mysterio's final design in the film.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Remy Hii, and Tony Revolori. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.