It’s about time, Jake!
And his first post is awesome…
This summer, Jake Gyllenhaal was cast as the baddie in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home. (Remember: This is not to be confused with the also forthcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the animated spin-off about fellow Spidey Miles Morales.) The actor hasn’t spoken about it much since. And why would he? The Brokeback Mountain alum is wisely not on social media. Or he was: He succumbed to peer pressure or whatever made him join Instagram, and in his maiden post he’s gone and made a Spidey joke.
The video begins with a close-up of an Amazing Spider-Man comic from 1989, one where our Queens-bred hero battles Gyllenhaal’s Far from Home villain, Mysterio. The comic is lowered, revealing Gyllenhaal with a shocked/appalled expression on his face. “Whoa,” he says, “What the fu—” At this point the video abruptly and censoriously ends. The caption reads: “I just realized I’m not playing Spider-Man.”
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