Jake Gyllenhaal is...Mysterio?

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    Not only was Mysterio great, it was nice to have a main Spider-Man villain who didn't have any sympathetic qualities for a change (been a while since... Venom from Spider-Man 3 I think?). Sociopathic villains can be pretty difficult to create as they can easily be one dimensional and not very interesting to watch most of the time; Jake Gyllenhall made Mysterio entertaining and charismatic, as well as a threat despite having no actual powers. I just wish Mysterio didn't get tied to Tony Stark and that his only Tony Stark-related motivation was "be the next big public hero like Iron Man". In MCU Spidey 3, hopefully the next villain is more independent (surely, Mac Gargan/Scorpion's gotta come into the picture at some point right?) and still carries the "great Spidey villain" torch as with Vulture and Mysterio.
     
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    Watts wants Kraven.
     
  7. CaptainWagner Not Today

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    WOW, Gyllenhaal was incredible. I'd love to see Avi Arad's face after the character he insisted could never work turned out to be an all-time great cinematic super-villain.
     
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    Mysterio was great. It’s a no-brainer why they went for Gyllenhaal. He was another amazing addition to Spider-Man cinematic villains.
     
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    Yeah, he must have been a delight to work with.

    I would never replace Jake but you know who would have also been a great Mysterio? Tobey Maguire. That way, people could believe he was telling the truth and he really was from a different dimension (the raimiverse) and that when he moved to this dimension he changed his superhero persona so he wouldn’t clash with the current dimension spidey
     
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    Jake was amazing in this. I liked that in the end, he was just a mean, sociopathic A-hole who wasn't sympathetic at all beyond being a guy who got fired when maybe he shouldn't have been. But we've all been there; it doesn't justify anything he did. But they also did a great job on selling him as a hero; my girlfriend (who isn't a comic book reader and didn't know Mysterio was a classic Spidey villain) totally bought his hero act, and I assume other people who haven't lived and breathed this stuff for decades were fooled too. Hell, he even had me going a bit; I knew that eventually he'd be a villain but I wasn't 100% sure if they would do a Mordo thing and have him be a true ally up until the very end of the film.

    Also, it was cool to see Spidey face off against a villain that he couldn't just beat up. The illusions were awesome visually and it was unlike anything I've seen previously in a superhero film. I don't know that Mysterio needs to come back but I wouldn't complain if he did.
     
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    We don't know the circumstances, but he says he got fired for being "unstable", and wellllll.......nothing about him in the movie makes that look like an unreasonable diagnosis.
     
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    We've seen some good comic book villains lately, but what I loved here was that it was like he stepped off the page. This wasn't a different interpretation of the character or anything like that. This was Mysterio, full stop. Not that I mind the other way, but this was refreshing.
     
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    I can’t believe we’ve got such a faithful Mysterio onscreen. It just seemed like a really difficult thing to achieve to me.
     
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    Yeah it was rather brilliant. Even though they changed it up a bit by making him a Stark tech wiz instead of a Hollywood stuntman, it was still a very faithful adaptation. My only gripe is that we’ve had a number of villains now with a grudge against Stark so that trope is getting a little old... BUT one thing Marvel has made very clear since day one is that Stark rubbed a LOT of people the wrong way and that, combined with being rich, brilliant and a superhero, is going to make you a ton of enemies so it works.
     
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    Imagine all the Sinister 6 were given actors of the calibre of these two.
     
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    Really hope they keep Michael Mando as Gargan and have him actually play Scorpion, he's fantastic on Better Call Saul.
     
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    I trust if kevin feige and sony keep there deal going that they can deliver find actors on that level. There 2 for 2 right now
     
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    Yeah. Wonder if they’ll bring lizard back? It’ll be interesting to recast that role so soon
     
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    Mysterio's portrayal was very satisfying.
     
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    A someone who is not a fan of the character at all, I thought Gyllenhaal was awesome, you believed him when he was acting the mentor, and hen you also totally believe his inevitable turn. This movie made me a fan of Mysterio.
     
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    For some reason my mind thought you were going to say "Imagine all the Sinister 6 having a grudge against Stark" :o

    Anyway I loved Mysterio. They knocked it out of the park. I'm assuming he is coming back for the inevitable Sinister Six.
     
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    Haha.

    And given the reception to Jake’s Mysterio, it’s odds on that he will return if we get a Spidey event film like that.
     
  23. marty mcfly Nobody calls me chicken

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    First of all, absolutely loved Jake's Mysterio. What an awesome portrayal and an awesome villain. I never thought they'd be able to bring him to life but they knocked it out of the park.

    Question...

    When Peter is sitting on top of the building in Prague (right after Fury kinda snaps at him) and Mysterio flies up to him and makes the joke about sarcasm... thats a projection, right? Because Beck's physical suit isn't capable of flight, is it? So when he sits down next to Peter and talks about the threat they're about to face... he's just banking on that hologram being 100000% photo-real from like 2 feet away?

    I don't see it as a "plot hole" or anything, just that Beck must have a LOT of confidence in his tech lol.
     
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    Yeah, that was a projection since his suit isn't hi-tech at all. He basically got lucky Spider-Man didn't try to pat him on the back or make any kind of physical contact.
     
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    It sort of thrills me that the first spidey flick to make a billion dollars wasn’t a green goblin movie or a doc ock movie or even a symbiote one. Mysterio has that honour. Shows three things.

    1. What a cool character he is
    2. How much potential there is for mysterio as a threat in a post truth world
    3. If Mysterio was real and hated that no one understood his cinematic greatness, he would love this
     

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