“I hope this isn’t true”: Jake Gyllenhaal Can Become 3rd MCU Actor to Play Two Major Marvel Roles after Chris Evans, Gemma Chan

Marvel might bring back Jake Gyllenhaal to play an entirely different character in the franchise, after his Mysterio was killed off in Far From Home

jake gyllenhaal can become 3rd mcu actor to play two major marvel roles after chris evans, gemma chan

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  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no stranger to inviting actors back to play a different character in the franchise
  • Rumors of Chris Evans returning as Human Torch after his stint as Captain America is over have been around for a few weeks now
  • Along with this, another actor, Jake Gyllenhaal, who played Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home is rumored to return as Richard Reeds
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In the past, we’ve seen the same actor playing two roles in the Marvel franchise, actress Gemma Chan played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel (2019) and then appeared as Sersi in Eternals (2021). Now, there is another MCU actor who is rumored to be playing a different role in the franchise: Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home
Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home

The Marvel fandom is completely shaken by the rumors that have been spreading around recently. As per multiple sources, the President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, is planning to bring back the original Avengers for a Marvel movie. So, this means that the original cast, which included Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannsson, and Chris Evans, will be returning to the franchise after their farewell. While Downey Jr. and Johannsson will be reportedly returning as their previous characters, however, Evans is rumored to be returning as Human Torch.

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Is Jake Gyllenhaal returning to the MCU?

Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in a still from Spider-Man: Far From Home
Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in a still from Spider-Man: Far From Home

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Marvel Cinematic Universe journey as Quentin Beck / Mysterio officially ended in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, however, a new rumor suggests that Gyllenhaal will be returning to the franchise as a different character: Reed Richards.

The anticipation for Marvel Studios’ upcoming movie, Fantastic Four is at an all-time high as the studio will be integrating the group into the MCU. As per insider Daniel Richtman’s tweet, Jake Gyllenhaal was offered the role of Reed Richards in the 2025 movie. Shortly after the tweet was posted, fans posted their opinions on it,

Not much is known about Fantastic Four as of now except the fact that it is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 2, 2025, as part of Phase Six of the MCU. With the SAG-AFTRA strike out of the way, fans can expect an announcement regarding the casting very soon.

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Chris Evans is also rumored to be a part of 2025’s Fantastic Four

Chris Evans as Human Torch in Fantastic Four
Chris Evans as Human Torch in Fantastic Four

With rumors about the return of the original Avengers, multiple sources have claimed that actor Chris Evans was approached for the role of Johnny Storm / Human Torch. The actor played the iconic role in two 21st Century Fox Fantastic Four movies, Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

Apart from this, there are rumors that Marvel is planning to bring back dead characters of the franchise: Iron Man and Black Widow. There are rumors that Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johannsson will be returning for more movies in the franchise. Nothing official has been announced as of now and all these are just rumors.

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