Who is Mysterio? Everyone is thirsting over Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

15 January 2019, 18:32 | Updated: 16 January 2019, 09:16

By Sam Prance

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Mysterio (Quentin Beck) in Spider-Man: Far From Home...

The wait is over. After months of waiting, we've finally been blessed with the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer and it is safe to say that it doesn't disappoint. Tom Holland returns as our beloved hero Peter Parker (so he must be brought back to life in Avengers right?), Happy and Aunt May are highkey flirting (an iconic ship) and Tony Stark is mysteriously missing (he better not be dead, you cowards!).

19 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' memes that will give you life

However, there is one thing that is capturing everyone's attention and that is Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal. The 38-year-old star is taking on the infamous role of Mysterio in the highly anticipated new film and, from the few glimpses that we get of him in the trailer, it looks like he is going to be iconic. Not only that but fans are thirsting after him and the tweets are hilarious.

Who is Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'?

The funniest Jake Gyllenhaal thirst tweets as Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'
The funniest Jake Gyllenhaal thirst tweets as Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'. Picture: Disney // YouTube

It's unclear exactly how Mysterio will be portrayed in Spider-Man: Far From Home but, historically, the character has been a key villain in the Spider-Man comics. Born Quentin Beck, Mysterio was an aspiring actor, who chose to turn to villainy after he failed to achieve his dreams. He is known for being a magician, illusionist and hypnotist with his own fish bowl helmet and cape.

Interestingly, Mysterio doesn't come across badly in the new trailer. We see him fighting off a dangerous foe and looking out for Peter, warning him: "You don't want to be part of this." Tom Holland actually revealed at Brazil's Comic Con experience that the film will follow Spider-Man and Mysterio as they team up to take on the Elementals, so could Mysterio be good?

Marvel usually stay pretty loyal to their source material so it seems unlikely. Still, Jake is as attractive and charming as ever, so who knows? What we do know is people are lusting after Jake in his Mysterio outfit and the thirst tweets are wild. With that in mind, we've gathered some off the funniest ones together. Happy thirsting.

First things first, people are grateful.

What a blessing.

The entire internet is now pregnant.

An immaculate conception.

Fans are ready and willing to risk it all.


There is now a whole new reason to watch Spider-Man.

Tickets booked.

The tweets are getting dirty.


Like very dirty.


There are wholesome ones too though.

You either get cast as the hero or live long enough to become the villain.

Tom Holland is being ditched...

We do not tolerate Tom Holland slander.

...and one or two people have theories.

I would like to see it.

Some important trivia.

100 percent true.

Jake Gyllenhaal hive are spreading the gospel.

Important but Mysterio is an iconic role too and we will not belittle it.

In conclusion...

...Mysterihoes unite.