Jake Gyllenhaal Confirms 'Spider-Man' Role in First Instagram Post

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Jake jumped right into the deep end with a video seemingly confirming he was playing the villain in the next Spider-Man movie, Far From Home.

In the video, Jake looks stunned as he sets down the comic book, The Amazing Spider-Man: The Return of the Man Called Mysterio!.

Jake announced the news after joining Instagram!

'I just realized I'm not playing Spider-Man, ' he captioned the video.

Head on over to Instagram and give Jake a follow if you haven't already.

On Wednesday, the 37-year-old actor posted the briefest of clips in which he's shown poring over an old issue of the Spider-Man comic books.

In May, The Hollywood Reporter shared that the actor was in talks to play Mysterio.

The character of Mysterio, aka Quentin Beck, was introduced into the comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1964.

Anyone who's seen "Avengers: Infinity War" knows (spoiler alert!) that several of Earth's mightiest heroes were turned to dust when Thanos (Josh Brolin) finally completed his gauntlet and snapped his fingers, effectively killing half of the inhabitants of the galaxy, including Spider-Man (Tom Holland).