Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel's Mysterio Villain Revealed In New On-Set Images
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the upcoming sequel to last year's Marvel blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it's set to hit theaters in July next year. It has been rumored for several months that the film's villain is Mysterio, with Jake Gyllenhall playing the role. While Marvel has yet to officially announce this, new on-set images released suggest that Mysterio is indeed the movie's bad guy.
The pictures were taken on the Far From Home set in Liberec in the Czech Republic, and while they are not exactly close-ups, you can clearly see Gyllenhall in Mysterio's distinctive red-and-purple costume. Check it out below, with more over at comicbookmovie.
Spider-Man: Far from Home: Mysterio in Liberec, Czech Republic pic.twitter.com/wpWaWe0oRE— Martin Knap (@CZMARTY7) September 30, 2018
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5, 2019. Tom Holland is back as Peter Parker, and the cast also includes Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. Homecoming's Jon Watts is returning as director.
While specific plot details are still under-wraps, we do know that the movie will start immediately after the events of Avengers 4, which arrives in May. Last year, Marvel boss Kevin Feige spoke about how the film will kickstart the next phase of the MCU. "So much happens in [the third and fourth Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it, that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker?" Feige said. "So, coming out two months after Avengers 4, [that's what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about."
In related news, production also continues on Avengers 4. Last week, actor Benedict Wong released an intriguing behind-the-scene image that hints at one of the movie's possible villains.