To state the obvious, when making movies it definitely helps if everybody on set gets along. Acrimony can cause tension and uncomfortability during a production, which can impact the atmosphere and ultimately cause creative problems. It's much better if people are happy and congenial... but as the folks on the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home learned during filming, friendship can have its negatives too.
Sometimes having too much fun can cause its own kind of issues, and this was apparently something that director Jon Watts had to deal with while working with Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of the 23rd Marvel Studios blockbuster. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker explained that the two got along so well while making the new Spider-Man movie that they became a bit of a disruption at time. He told the magazine,
Sometimes they would crack each other up, and we could not get through takes occasionally. It was a problem!
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, and Jake Gyllenhaal plays Quentin Beck a.k.a Mysterio - but the two actors apparently didn't have the same kind of contentious relationship making the movie that the two characters have on the pages of Marvel Comics. Rather than fighting and arguing, the two got along so well that they would constantly make each other laugh, and that became a bit of an issue when they were trying to shoot scenes that didn't involve them both busting a gut.
It's entirely possible that part of the reason they got along so well is because Tom Holland was so incredibly excited to work with his co-star. Also speaking with EW, Holland noted that he's been wanting to work with Jake Gyllenhaal for a while now, and he was beyond thrilled to get the opportunity to do so in the making of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Per the actor, there were some initial nerves involved, but they eventually got along swimmingly:
If you look at any interview I’ve ever done prior to this movie and someone asked me, ‘Who would you work with if you could work with any actor?’ I would’ve said Jake Gyllenhaal. And when I found out it was him, I was stoked, but also really nervous. But Jake absolutely was more than I ever could have expected.
With Avengers: Endgame landing in theaters this weekend, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the next big Marvel Studios release, and fans will be able to see it at their local cinema starting on July 2nd. Also starring Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Martin Starr, and Marisa Tomei, the movie is one of our most anticipated releases of the summer, and we'll have plenty more updates coming your way here on CinemaBlend.