Hot off the news that Jake Gyllenhaal was cast as the Spider-Man villain, Mysterio, for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, graphic artist BossLogic turned the actor into the infamous Spider-Man villain.

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Variety broke the news yesterday that Jake Gyllenhaal was being eyed to join the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel cast alongside Michael Keaton, who is expected to return as Vulture.

If Gyllenhaal does become Mysterio this will be his first comic book film. The actor was rumored to be in the running to become the next Batman, but he made clear that he would not be Batman last month.

Gyllenhaal is an A-list actor with an Oscar nomination. He’s starred in Jarhead, Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Nightcrawler, and Nocturnal Animals.

Who is Mysterio?

As to just who is Mysterio? He’s one of Spider-Man’s most villainous antagonists. Mysterio was originally Qunetin Beck, an expert in special effects devices and stage illusions. He was also a hypnotist and magician.

The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 in 1964 where he is able to frame Spider-Man for a number of crimes. He explains how it does and also his own abilities.

While Spider-Man would eventually defeat Mysterio, the villain would eventually join the Sinister Six alongside Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, and Sandman. While with the Sinister Six, Mysterio would create robotic versions of the X-Men in an attempt to subdue the wall crawler.

The Spider-Man sequel is expected to start filming this July. Are you excited to see Jake Gyllenhaal become Mysterio?

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