Wondering Why Jake Gyllenhaal Took 'Spider-Man' Mysterio Role?

Jake Gyllenhaal will be making his MCU debut later this year in Spider-Man: Far From Home as the web-slinger nemesis character Mysterio. This is apparently a role Gyllenhaal took because of the character-driven nature of the film, after years of being approached for comic-book based projects.

Wondering Why Jake Gyllenhaal Took 'Spider-Man' Mysterio Role?

During a chat with the Los Angeles Times during Sundance this past week, Gyllenhaal explained a bit:

It's great. He's a great character. It's one of those things, people have asked me for a number of years, 'You wanna do a movie like that? If you were asked to, would you?' And my response has always been, particularly since being at Sundance, so many of the stories have always been, for many years since I've been coming here, character-driven. And that has always been my desire, is to find something in that space, that seems to match my skill and also my own honesty. And it just so happened that it does with that part, so I'm glad that people feel excited about it.

We're pretty excited to see Gyllenhaal in action alongside Tom Holland's Spider-Man when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5th, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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