A new Spider-Man: Far From Home set video from Liberec, Czech Republic gives us our best look at Jake Gyllenhaal’s villain. Gyllenhaal is rumored to be Spider-Man villain Mysterio, but neither Sony Pictures nor Marvel Studios has confirmed just who he could be playing.

Take a look at the set video.

As you can see. You can see Spider-Man looking at a beaten Mysterio as the entire town looks to be torn apart by their fight. It’s unclear if this is the final battle of the movie, or if Mysterio will live to fight another die. You can see a number of black cars pull up. They could either be S.H.I.E.L.D. agents or some other kind of law enforcement, or they might be Mysterio’s allies.


While the above set video gives you a good look at the overall scene, it’s hard to make out just what Gyllenhaal’s costume looks like. Fortunately, there are some zoomed in shots of Gyllenhaal’s villain.

Take a look:

Honestly, he doesn’t really look like Mysterio. He’s missing the iconic glass dome, and his suit looks more like something a knight from the Middle Ages would wear rather than a techno-villain. He’s not even wearing Mysterio’s iconic purple and green colors. He has a red cape on.

It’s possible the glass dome could be added in post-production with CGI. However, I’m not convinced he’s actually playing Mysterio. Some folks are suggesting he could be Mysterio from Marvel’s Ultimate universe, but he doesn’t look like that version of the character whatsoever.

I’m not really sure who Gyllenhaal could be playing if he’s not Mysterio. My initial thought was he could be Black Knight, but that just doesn’t really make sense given Spider-Man’s deep villain roster and iconic characters. However, there were rumors that the film would include Alistair Smythe, the Spider-Slayer. It’s quite possible Gyllenhaal might actually be Smythe.


What do you think? Is Gyllenhaal playing Mysterio or could be he be playing Spider-Slayer, or another one of Peter Parker’s infamous villains?

Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled to hit theaters on July 5, 2019.

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