Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 keeps Michael Keaton, gains Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio and Michael Keaton is returning in the Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Two pieces of Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel news are making the rounds, the first of which is that the film has added the brilliant Jake Gyllenhaal (NightcrawlerOkja) to the cast.

Those who like seeing Gyllenhaal as the bad guy will be pleased to learn that he’s in talks to play classic Marvel villain Mysterio.

Mysterio was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and first featured in the comics in 1964 in The Amazing Spider-Man #13.

There have been several different versions of the character, but the first and most high-profile was Quentin Beck, a special effects wizard and stuntman who dreamed of making a name for himself in Hollywood. After he failed at becoming an actor, Beck decided he would use his expertise in illusion to turn himself into a supervillain.

The second piece of news is that the sequel is keeping Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes AKA the Vulture.

Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s post-credits scene featured Toomes in prison being approached by Mac Gargan, the alter ego of comic book villain Scorpion, who revealed he had some boys on the outside who would love to meet Spider-Man, so it will be interesting to see what comes of that.

With Mysterio geared up to be the Big Bad of the sequel, could we possibly see the start of an onscreen Sinister Six on the horizon?

The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is in cinemas on 5 July 2019. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.