Jake Gyllenhaal Reportedly In Talks To Play The Villain Mysterio In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2'

So its pretty great to wake up in the morning, check your phone, and see a text from your friend that Jake Gyllenhaal is playing our next Spider-Man villain. In a pretty surprising bit of news, the talented has apparently been all but confirmed to be playing the baddie Mysterio in his big screen debut. This comes just weeks before the sequel is set to begin shooting with returning star Tom Holland in a story that will be taking the web-slinger out of his native New York City and to the streets of Europe. Not only did we get news of Gyllenhaal's casting and what character he's playing (Which allows us to skip over months of guessing), but we also no so cast members who will be returning from the first film.

The news originally came courtesy of The Sun as a rumor, but has since been confirmed by the likes of THR, Deadline, and Variety. The actors is in talks for the role of Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, a failed special effects technician who uses his skills against Spider-Man. Gyllenhaal has made a huge name for himself a talented actor in Hollywood with recent projects such as Prisoners, Stronger, and the critically acclaimed Nightcrawler, which makes this just another huge get for Marvel Studios.
Spider-Man movies have become known for casting some pretty impressive actors including the likes of Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx to name a few. The standard was set by the Sam Raimi films, which ironically enough almost featured Gyllenhaal taking on the role of Spider-Man. Following a back injury sustained during the filming of Seabiscuit, Tobey Maguire was nearly recast with Gyllenhaal for Spider-Man 2. Looks like things have finally come full circle, and the actor will get his chance to star in a Spider-Man movie all these years later (He can ask Donald Glover what thats like). 
Its unknown how Mysterio will be used in the sequel especially considering the now confirmed return of Keaton's Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture (via Variety), and whether the two will have some kind of alliance. The bread crumbs for the villain team-up of the Sinister Six have already been set with the likes of Scorpion, Vulture, Shocker, and now Mysterio all having been introduced, so we could always see that further teased. Mysterio has never been featured on screen, but brings about a lot of amazing cinematic ideas thanks to his use of illusions and special effects to mess with Spider-Man's mind. 
So how do you feel about Jake Gyllenhaal playing Mysterio and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2? Would you have preferred to see a different villain or actor join the film? Let us know below!

'IT: Chapter Two' Casts James Ransone And Andy Bean As Adult Versions Of Eddie And Stanley

This past September, the kids of the Losers Club made an impression on audiences around the world and managed to make IT one of the biggest films of the year. Following the success of the first film we already have a sequel in the works that will follow the plot of the original Stephen King novel, with the now adult group of friends returning to their home town of Derry to once again face Pennywise the Clown. Fans and movie websites alike have been rampantly suggesting who they feel should play the adults for the last few months, but now we finally get to see who the studio themselves have decided on. With the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader reportedly all on board, we now have our grown up Eddie and Stanley.

Andy Bean will be portraying the role of Stanley Uris, who you'll remember as the tall kid who was terrified of the picture of the old lady. Bean takes over the role from Wyatt Oleff, who he has an uncanny resemblance to. Bean is best known for his role as Greg on the Starz show Power, with roles also in films such as Transformers: The Last Knight and Allegiant. Stanley didn't have a very big role in the first film, and if the second one will be following the book faithfully then his character will find himself facing a tragic fate pretty early on in the narrative.
As for the role of Eddie Kaspbrak, the germophobic mama's boy who was a fan favorite in the first film, experienced horror movie actor James Ransone will be taking on the role. Ransone starred in the role of The Deputy in both Sinister films, so a role in IT: Chapter Two seems right up his ally. Like Bean, Ransone shares an extremely accurate resemblance to the young actor who portrayed his character in the first movie; Jack Dylan Grazer. We can only hope Ransone brings that same great and scene stealing energy Grazer did, and has the same banter and chemistry with Bill Hader's Richie Toizer.
With such a talented cast already put together, it seems director AndrĂ©s Muschietti has put together a nice mix of big stars and smaller name actors. Personally I feel this is a good call, as we'll be able to see these characters as if they really could be what the kids were like when they grew up, much in the same way the group of kids felt very real. The roles of Ben Hanscom and Mike Hanlon both have yet to be cast, but I'd personally love to see Derek Luke and Chris Pratt (I know he's a big name star, but he's too perfect for it) in these roles. I'm sure we can expect some official casting news about the last two remaining members of the Losers Club in the days ahead, but until then, we can still fancast while we have the chance. 
So what do you think of Ransone and Bean playing Eddie and Stanley? Are there other actors you would've preferred to see get the roles? Who would you like to see play Ben and Mike? Let us know below!