Jake Gyllenhaal is...Mysterio?

Discussion in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' started by samsnee, May 21, 2018.

  1. samsnee Ok

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    I don't think anyone saw this coming. And to think way back in the Raimi era he was one of the ones discussed to replace Maguire for Spider-man 3.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jake-gyllenhaal-talks-star-spider-man-homecoming-2-1113627

     
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  2. PeterBenParker Wallopin' Websnappers!

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    Might wanna include some articles for the thread. :oldrazz:
     
  3. Nicko-Ray Madness

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    This is perfect. I'm so happy about this.

    I think this is what they meant by a villain/actor with "elevated" ideas. I feel that out of everyone in Spidey's rogue gallery, Mysterio is different in the sense that yes, he's theatrical, but he's obsessed with theatrics which brings his psyche to that level of "weird" and I think Gyllenhaal can portray that perfectly if you've seen NIGHTCRAWLER.
     
  4. MrSpyder Spider-Man's in the MCU

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    I've haven't seen Nightcrawler, I will have to check it out but wow this is going to be nice for Jake. Phase 4 should start with a bang.
     
  5. Speed Force goober

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    I'm so excited. My favorite actor in the MCU playing a Spider-Man villain, wow. Cannot wait.

    Bring on Jake Gyllenhaal in the fishbowl!
     
  6. Kuwolski g r u n t - m a n

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    That would be awesome if it came to be.
     
  7. Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    Mysterio is an interesting villain because he is just so different from most. I put him in the same category as the Scarecrow. A psychological threat more than a physical one. He's like the Vulture. Don't make him totally faithful to the comics or else he'll be silly as he'll. Gyllenhaal is a great actor of course and even looks like Quentin Beck.
     
  8. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    The MCU embraces the silly, though. I imagine Mysterio will be taken seriously enough, but still funny.
     
  9. 007 Registered

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    Whilst mysterio isn't a favourite spider villain of mine its all about how they write him, and JG is a fantastic actor. Same with vulture, and keaton was the best part of homecoming for me.
     
  10. Nicko-Ray Madness

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    All this.
     
  11. PeterBenParker Wallopin' Websnappers!

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    My preferred take of Mysterio is where he's more over-the-top and cheesy like how he was in the early comics and the 60s cartoon (which makes Bruce Campbell never getting to be him that much more heartbreaking), but I'm not against a more serious approach especially with someone like Gyllenhaal in the role.
     
  12. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    I think the classic, 60s Mysterio is perfect for the general tone of the MCU, so my preference is for him to be silly as well.
     
  13. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I definitely didn't see that coming!
     
  14. UltimateWebhead Black's the new Red&Blue

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    As much of fan I am of the earlier version of Mysetrio, I have a feeling they're gonna go more serious with it but still, Mysterio presents a nice contrast to the usual physical threats like Vulture, Shocker, etc. His attacks on Peter's psyche and emotions and with the almost unlimited amount of potential with special effects--we could be in for some really great work. We could even get some nice flashbacks to Ben as a part of the attacks on his psyche.
     
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    [​IMG]

    In all fairness... I didn't either. For sure, thought he'd take on the titular role of Batman.
     
  16. 007 Registered

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    He still could, I doubt this will be more than a one film deal.
     
  17. Frodo Registered

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    Donnie Darko vs Spiderman...sign me up. :mnm:.

    I'm thrilled with this potential casting. Not only is he one of the original baddies who hasn't made it to screen yet, but there's alot of cool directions they could take the character in.

    He's a great actor and was considered to replace Maguire in the event he didn't return for Spiderman 2.

    Its also awesome to hear Keaton will be returning as well.
     
  18. Limonade Registered

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    Oh for sure! I just thought he would be Batman sooner rather than later.
     
  19. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    Dr Strange cameo?! :p

    "This is not sorcery, don't waste my time with this nonsense."
     
  20. Aximili86 Registered

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    Fishbowl & green onesie or bust, biznatches.
     
  21. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    This is what I am thinking as well :up:
     
  22. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I'm very happy to see Mysterio and I'm always happy to see Gyllenhaal, but there are quite a few other projects I'd have preferred him to take up.
     
  23. Gamma Goliath Engine of Destruction

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    I hope he's a vfx genius who gets his hands on some advanced nanites that can make his creations into realistic constructs.
     
  24. TheCardPlayer Come play with me

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    Mysterio would have been my personal choice of villain, so I am beyond thrilled. Was worried about that solo movie Sony was planning.

    Even if Gyllenhaal doesn't get the part (he mostly will sign though), I am still getting my dude in this movie!
     
  25. Spider-Ranger aka Goran

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    Same here! I admired Jake since his early days... so talented, so handsome, so perfect in every way :woot:

    And now... he might become a part of another passion of mine!! That prospect is so unbelievable, I must be dreaming! Jake in a Spider-Man movie, as a villain! As Mysterio possibly!!

    This must be some kind of illusion....
    :cwink:
     

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