Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to take his first comic book role.
Reports have the Oscar-nominated actor is set to join Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. He is in talks to play the villain Mysterio, joining Michael Keaton, who will return to reprise his role of Vulture.
Tom Holland is returning to play Peter Parker, with Zendaya and Marisa Tomei also coming back for the sequel. Jon Watts is back as director and Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are penning the script.
Plot details are still unknown at this time, but sources say Marvel and Sony, who will co-produce the film.
Gyllenhaal was previously rumored to take over the Batman role from Ben Affleck. But not he will bring a new character to the screen.