Nearly three years ago, Marvel Studios officially ended the Infinity Saga with Spider-Man: Far from home, the second of three web-slinging solo films at MCU. While it has moved into the background due to the record-breaking success Spider-Man: No Way Homethis film became a hit in itself for the franchise behind Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Gyllenhaal made his impact on history with his live-action tag on Quentin Beck, who became the high-tech supervillain Mysterio after starting as an ally of Holland’s Spider-Man. His influence could be felt through various scenes in No way home also, and even if the character did not return for another outing, there is a very real chance that he is still causing his own chaos.
In the real world, Gyllenhaal has taken several occasions to speak highly of his time working with Marvel Studios, praising Holland for helping him deal with the pressure he felt to be great in his role. Recently, he gave fans an insight into how the time he spent on the Spidey sequel helped him see his entire profession as a whole in a new way.
Gyllenhaal’s eyes opened as he worked at MCU
MCU star Jake Gyllenhaal spoke to Vanity Fair in a retrospective of his career, which included his time playing Mysterio for Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far from home.
When he looked back to when he started that movie, he felt like he was “to take (oneself) too seriously” with his work, and that he had lost a part of who he was at that time. Far from home allowed him to be a little less serious with his craft and in a way become the performer he had imagined to be for a long time:
“What was interesting when I went into Spider-Man: Far From Home … I think I took myself too seriously. In fact, I’m sure. I think I really had lost that sense. for play and fun that I am. The kind, the class clown I’m talking about, who came up with the idea of just slapping a shoulder and making a funny face. It was such a catharsis thing to be able to throw all that seriousness away and really become the actor that I think I’ve always wanted to be in many ways. “
The MCU successor gave him a new sense of gratitude for what he gets to do as he looked at how it is “all about the family to make a movie” when working on a project. With a smile on his face, Gyllenhaal rolled over how his time worked Far from home made him realize how fun acting is and that he should enjoy the moment and the people he works with:
“And find the acting and the fun and the gratitude that I’m here and I’m allowed to do this. And my God, it’s all about the family making a movie. It’s about the experience you have. with people you make that movie with.And I think we go through journeys in our lives where we are, and in the case of Spider-Man I think I realized, “Hey, you know, acting is really fun. You know? Enjoy it! And the people here are amazing! Enjoy them and enjoy the life around you, because life goes super fast. ‘”
More fun than ever for Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal is no stranger to massive Hollywood productions, as he has received much critical acclaim for films such as Brokeback Mountain and Nightcrawler. Once he joined the cast Spider-Man: Far from homehowever, he got the chance to dive into something that was much more fun and loose than what he had done most of his life in the industry.
MCU’s films are inherently more funny and wild than many of the other films Gyllenhaal had made in his career, especially with his specific role as Quentin Beck as something of a crazy character. He took the lead in some of the film’s craziest scenes and moments, stepping along the heroes throughout before revealing his plan to become the newest superhero after Iron Man’s death.
Even for all the stars who have shared how much they love being in MCU, Gyllenhaal’s experience seems to go to an even deeper level as he finds more that he would like to be as an actor. Whether he will return for a new round like Mysterio is a mystery, but it’s heartwarming to see how the Spidey sequel gave the Hollywood veteran such a new perspective on his craft.
Spider-Man: Far from home can be purchased via digital and physical media.