Hero Nation Index: Jake Gyllenhaal, Toy Story 4, Child’s Play, Morgan Freeman

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Hero Nation Index: Jake Gyllenhaal, Toy Story 4, Child’s Play, Morgan Freeman
The just-opened Columbia Pictures film Spider-Man: Far From Home imports a newcomer to the ever-expanding superhero sector: Jake Gyllenhaal, the 38-year-old Oscar nominee who has a wildly eclectic body of work but somehow managed to avoid the now-pervasive superhero genre until Far From Home became his 38th feature film.

Gyllenhaal portrays the cryptic character called Mysterio, who presents himself to Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) as the worldly survivor and heroic refuge who has arrived from a different dimension. Gyllenhaal, with a chuckle, says had no problem connecting with the fish-out-of-water aspects of his character’s alienated backstory.

“I was thrown for a loop when I first got to the set and we started filming,” Gyllenhaal said. “The way Marvel makes movies is something I wasn’t fully prepared to handle. At the beginning I was really wondering what I had got myself into.”

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