Jake Gyllenhaal Has Serious Love For Tom Holland After Spider-Man: Far From Home

Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in costume in Spider-Man: Far From Home
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When Jake Gyllenhaal first joined Spider-Man: Far From Home as Mysterio, fans were expecting an exciting rivalry between the iconic hero and villain. Now that it’s been said that Spidey will actually be working with Mysterio against the Elementals in the Europe-set sequel, the dynamic between the two could be something of a friendship. Gyllenhaal certainly has nothing but kind words to say about Tom Holland. Here’s what he said:

He’s great, dude. He’s awesome. He’s the nicest guy in the world. I’m super into him as Spider-Man.

How sweet! During Jake Gyllenhaal’s recent visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actor couldn’t help but gush about Tom Holland. Could a bromance be on the horizon? Take a look at Gyllenhaal’s recent Instagram post of the actor for Valentine’s Day:

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Theory: Jake Gyllenhaal was originally signed on to face-off against Tom Holland’s Spidey, but their chemistry was just too undeniable that the Far From Home filmmakers decided to place him on the good guy side. Thoughts?

Jokes aside, it's great how well the two talented actors seem to be getting along, and I can’t wait to fully see their dynamic in Far From Home. Gyllenhaal’s version of Quentin Beck will be hired by Nick Fury to team-up with Spidey while he’s on a class trip to Europe with MJ, Ned, Betty, Flash and the gang.

Far From Home will mark the actor’s first time in a comic book adaptation after primarily starring in dramatic films such as Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain and Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaal said he decided to join the MCU because it was a character-driven opportunity he was excited to be a part of.

Mysterio has long been a fan-favorite in the Spider-Man comics. The character is infamously a special effects expert and stuntman who works on movies, but decides to use his skills to commit crimes. With the film’s initial switch-up to the character’s origin, fans could be in for some exciting surprises about the character’s development.

During the actor’s recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, they talked about how he recently joined Instagram, just in time for his highest-profile role yet. His first-ever post was a witty confirmation of his long rumored role of Mysterio of him looking into a Spider-Man comic, surprised that he wouldn’t be playing Spider-Man.

While the actor would certainly be able to pull off playing Spidey – because he pulls off just about every other character – we can’t wait to see him in the potentially villainous role and can’t imagine anyone else sliding up walls and thwipping his way through Brooklyn.

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is supposedly dust as of now given how Avengers: Infinity War ended. The actor is set to return for Avengers: Endgame coming to theaters on April 26 before sharing the screen with Jake Gyllenhaal in Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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