Didn’t see that one coming:
According to a story in the New York Daily News, Jake is being courted to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming adaptation of the lame comic Shazam!. The film is currently in the early scripting stages with John August newly hired to start writing it, so it may seem a bit early to start talking casting already. But apparently, New Line is already after Jake precisely because they’re afraid Sony will snatch him up to be the new Spidey. They want to lock him into their film before that can happen, thus giving us Jake Gyllenhaal in another crappy comic adaptation instead of Jake Gyllenhaal in the best superhero franchise ever willed into existence.