This week, spider-fans got a sneak peak of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.
That's right! Hollywood hot stuff Jake Gyllenhaal will play Mysterio, a crazed special-effects technician who wears a fishbowl helmet and hates Spider-Man.
Mysterio was unveiled after a couple unofficial snaps were leaked:
Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in the costume! https://t.co/yqGeOBn5tD— Comic Book Talk (@Comic Book Talk)1538347426.0
A little underwhelming, no? We're sure Mysterio will look way cooler after some post-production. Until then, it looks like the filmmakers will take advantage of Gyllenhaal's handsome face -- but we still haven't seen the villain's full costume featuring his famous helmet.
One helpful fan decided to whip up a quick Photoshop:
Quick Mysterio edit https://t.co/NbTahDAGxS— Whatever It Takes... (@Whatever It Takes...)1538348124.0
That's more like it! Fans reacted to seeing Mysterio for the first time:
@MCU_Tweets @KnapovaVeronika Looking good think Jake Gyllenhaal will rock as #Mysterio— Avenge The Fallen Whatever it takes (@Avenge The Fallen Whatever it takes)1538516713.0
Let me remind everybody: Jake Gyllenhaal is playing Mysterio in the next Spider-Man movie. (July 5 2019). Yeah...… https://t.co/DBN1qj6CmX— OJ (@OJ)1538513173.0
I can't believe they got Jake Gyllenhaal to play Mysterio in the next SPIDER-MAN movie. I'm so pumped to see that d… https://t.co/zrxgHrK30y— Erik Mathews (@Erik Mathews)1538512816.0
Most seemed to agree that Mysterio definitely needs his helmet:
i will NOT take jake gyllenhaal as mysterio without the fish bowl helmet!— janhavi ☄️ (@janhavi ☄️)1538513867.0
All Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio needs is a fishbowl on his head https://t.co/DkcSHuFFVH— Kid*Comet (@Kid*Comet)1538513969.0
Looks like some footage leaked of Mysterio at a destroyed theme park:
Spider-Man: Far from Home: Mysterio in Liberec, Czech Republic, final scene https://t.co/KCzGJmme01— Martin Knap (@Martin Knap)1538347072.0
SPOILER WARNING ⚠️ First look at Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' 👀 https://t.co/YPOsQAOpJP— Culture Crave 🎥 (@Culture Crave 🎥)1538346167.0
It's unclear what the heck is happening in these clips, but still no helmet. What's going on?
THIS is why we need the helmet, Marvel:
I don’t care who plays Mysterio. My only loyalty is to the costume. Go fishbowl or go home. https://t.co/3EBX5edKz7— Minovsky (@Minovsky)1538358196.0
@MinovskyArticle and those kick ass bracers https://t.co/OSGJdTPLHH— g0atcheez (@g0atcheez)1538358324.0
Just look at those arm bracers! It's undeniably cool that Marvel's bringing Mysterio back for his first movie appearance, but they better not screw up his costume.
I'm guessing Mysterio will feature his classic fishbowl helmet early on, but it'll eventually be destroyed to humanize the character and showcase Gyllenhaal's acting chops.
Hopefully, we still get a couple scenes of Gyllenhaal trying to act inside the fishbowl.