Spider Man: Far From Home: Jake Gyllenhaal says THIS about Tobey Maguire starrer Spider-Man 2; Details inside

It was said that Jake Gyllenhaal was in the running to play the part in place of Tobey had he decided to stay away from the film. Jake says he had heard those rumours that he was one of the contenders to play the lead in Spider-Man 2.
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Jake Gyllenhaal is very busy promoting his upcoming Marvel super hero film, Spider Man: Far From Home. In a very interesting conversation the actor reveals to Yahoo, that if things had gone any different 16 years ago, he would have played the lead in Spider Man 2. Yes, Jake Gyllenhaal was one of the actors being considered for the lead role, had Tobey Maguire decided to stay away due to monetary reasons. It was said that Tobey had demamded more money to get back to being the lead in Spider Man 2. Also the shooting of this film was almost delayed due to Tobey Maguire's back issues.

It was said that Jake Gyllenhaal was in the running to play the part in place of Tobey had he decided to stay away from the film. Jake says he had heard those rumours that he was one of the contenders, but there were other actors too who were being considered for the lead part. Both Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire got together for the film Brothers in the year 2009.

Jake Gyllenhaal who was 23-year-old at that time was making his was in the entertainment industry and was doing indie films which helped him get the much needed recognition. Jake Gyllenhaal further adds that the lead role was eventually played by Tobey Maguire and once an actor plays a character, it becomes his identity in a way. In Spider Man: Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal essays the role of  Quentin Beck aka Mysterio.

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