What’s it like to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It’s a question that applies to… half of Hollywood at this point, if we’re really looking at the scope of the Marvel superhero world. It seems like everyone is finding their way into that universe, stepping into roles as the Earth–and, in the case of characters like Captain Marvel, the galaxy’s– mightiest heroes and villains. The newest member of the MCU club is Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Quentin “Mysterio” Beck in the new film Spider-Man: Far From Home.
How has he adjusted to the superhero universe? In this episode of Nerdist News Edition, our own Maude Garrett sat down with Gyllenhaal and MCU veteran Samuel L. Jackson to talk about the pressure of donning the suit, the Spider-man universe, and much more.
Jackson–who has appeared in 12 Marvel films to date–told Maude that Jake “didn’t ask for any advice, he was good,” with regards to his new costar’s involvement in the franchise. Not that Gyllenhaal, an Oscar-nominated and highly acclaimed actor, really needed the advice.
“You get thrown into it in a way–I think you get chosen for some sort of special skill, and the process of making a Marvel movie is very different from anything I’ve ever been a part of,” Gyllenhaal explained. “You kind of get thrown in, you’re a bit confused initially, and then you start to see how it works and you go, ‘Ohhhh, I get this.'”
He also called wearing Mysterio’s lycra suit “lovely.” “It made me feel special,” he admitted.
Both acting veterans also discuss the film at large, including special effects, stunts, and the grandeur nature of a blockbuster film of this size.
If you’re intrigued, make sure you check out Spider-Man: Far From Home–where you can see Jake Gyllenhaal in his “lovely” lycra suit–which is currently playing in theaters.
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