Why Jake Gyllenhaal Was Drawn to Mysterio and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Jake Gyllenhaal is well-known for enjoying oddball characters — internally conflicted, unpredictable males who are inclined to stray from the crushed path. From Velvet Buzzsaw and Donnie Darko to Nocturnal Animals, he boasts fairly a various portfolio, but he has been drawn to the action-oriented, cinematic spectacle aspect of the coin as effectively; he starred in Prince of Persia and, extra just lately, performed bad-guy Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home — an extension of the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, why did Jake Gyllenhaal select to play Mysterio? What about Quentin Beck drew Gyllenhaal into the MCU’s net? 

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Mysterio and Parker
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Sony

Jake Gyllenhaal performed a personality who, at first, appeared to be on Spidey’s aspect. Yet, similar to the comedian ebook supply materials, he turned out to be a misleading villain. He used his knack for particular results and manipulation to get one over on our pleasant neighborhood Spider-Man. In an interview, Gyllenhaal defined the character’s unpredictability and depth as motivating elements in his choice to just accept the function. 

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Jake Gyllenhaal talks Mysterio and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Jake Gyllenhaal must know — earlier than signing on the dotted line — {that a} function will push him. He yearns to narrate to the character and draw on his established expertise as a performer. He defined throughout an interview why Mysterio match inside his standards: 

He’s an ideal character…you realize it was a type of issues that folks have requested me for a lot of years, ‘Are you going to do / do you want to do a movie like that, or if you were asked to would you?’ And my response has all the time been, notably since being at Sundance [where] so most of the tales [are]…character-driven and that has all the time been my need, to seek out one thing in that house that appears to match my talent and likewise what I like and my very own honesty. And it simply so occurred that it does with that half. So, I’m glad that folks really feel enthusiastic about it.

Quoted by MovieWeb

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Gyllenhaal defined that, for years, he’s been trying to discover one thing within the superhero movie house that aligns together with his objectives as an actor — matching his talent stage and his passions. And, “it just so happened” that Mysterio aligned with Gyllenhaal’s efficiency aims. So, individuals bought to see the actor tackle a formidable foe and notorious baddie (for a one and performed look within the web-slingers second solo installment). That is, in fact, if he isn’t coming again…

Will Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio return to the MCU? 

Considering rumors have been circling relating to a Sinister Six film — and bearing in mind that Mysterio already exists within the franchise — some technological trickery or multiverse magic might both suggest he by no means died or return him to the world of the residing.  Mysterio could be an asset as a member of the Sinister Six — comprised of a bunch of villains all out to dismantle Spidey.

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If the MCU strikes ahead with such a film, it might present the premise for a mash-up of a number of villains and superheroes within the MCU, resulting in each Mysterio’s and Vulture’s return reverse Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. 

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