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Jake Gyllenhaal Explains Why He Signed On For Spider-Man: Far From Home

Jake Gyllenhaal has opened up joining the Marvel cinematic universe. The Oscar nominated actor joined the cast as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Gyllenhaal recently spoke to his upcoming Marvel role, and explained why it took him so long to join the genre, saying:

“He’s a great character…you know it was one of those things that people have asked me for a number of years, ‘Are you going to do / do you want to do a movie like that, or if you were asked to would you?’ And my response has always been, particularly since being at Sundance [where] so many of the stories [are]…character-driven and that has always been my desire, to find something in that space that seems to match my skill and also what I love and my own honesty. And it just so happened that it does with that part. So, I’m glad that people feel excited about it.”

Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 5, 2019.

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