Avengers: Endgame is understandably dominating every Marvel-related headline due its release on Thursday evening. But plenty of fans are also looking forward to the film that follows Endgame and concludes Phase 3 of the MCU, as confirmed recently by Kevin Feige.
Many Spidey adherents are looking forward to seeing Jake Gyllenhaal's role as Mysterio when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters this summer, which was confirmed in the film's trailer.
Since the first trailer, however, Marvel and Sony have kept details of the film under wraps. Last month, many fans thought a second trailer was arriving after Tom Holland seemingly teased so, but that was just wishful thinking.
But now, a new shot of the upcoming movie has been released, showing Peter Parker embracing Mysterio with a handshake.
The two characters--at least in the photo--are getting along quite well. And as it turns out, the two actors behind the hero and villain bonded off-camera, too.
For Holland, working with Gyllenhaal was a joyful experience, to say the least. “If you look at any interview I’ve ever done prior to this movie and someone asked me, ‘Who would you work with if you could work with any actor?’ I would’ve said Jake Gyllenhaal,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “And when I found out it was him, I was stoked, but also really nervous. But Jake absolutely was more than I ever could have expected.”
However, the two stars may have bonded a little too much. Jon Watts, the film's director, attested to the great friendship Holland and Gyllenhaal have, but admitted it made it difficult for the two to stay focused while shooting.
“Sometimes they would crack each other up, and we could not get through takes occasionally,” Watts said. “It was a problem!”
While we're sure the constant retakes were annoying, it's probably a director's dream come true that the only "problem" between two massive co-stars is the fact that they became better friends than expected.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is set for a July 5 theatrical release.