‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: The Truth Behind Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio Revealed

Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home features the silver screen debut of Spider-Man villain Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Originally introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #13, the best-known version of Mysterio is as a special effects wizard named Quentin Beck. The character has been a frequent villain for Spider-Man since. And while he’s usually a villain in the comics, Spider-Man: Far From Home introduces Jake Gyllenhaal’s version of the character as a hero instead, as he teams up with Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. to defeat the Elementals who have been wreaking havoc across the globe.

While Spider-Man: Far From Home seemingly turns the character of Mysterio on his head, this is rather short-lived as the mid-point of the film features its big twist, revealing the truth behind Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio and cementing him as the true villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home. After Mysterio nearly sacrifices himself to defeat the Molten Man, Peter hands over the glasses Tony Stark left behind and grants Mysterio control of EDITH as he not only trusts the master illusionist, but Peter feels he isn’t ready to step up to the task and be the next Iron Man.

As it turns out, this was Mysterio’s plan all along. While Mysterio may have been introduced as being from another dimension, he’s actually just a disgruntled ex-Stark Industries employee who has an axe to grind. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is actually the mind behind Tony Stark’s B.A.R.F. system, the augmented reality technology that was featured early on in Captain America: Civil War. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio was initially let go by the company for being unstable. Now, with help from other former Stark employees, Mysterio is using the illusion tech to project the images of the Elementals reigning destruction across the globe as an opportunity to make himself look like the hero and even better than Iron Man.

So what did you think? Did you like how the Marvel Cinematic Universe handled Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio? Let us know in the comments below!

Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.