Spider-Man: Far From Home releases this week. The first Marvel movie since the events of Avengers: Endgame sees Tom Holland reprise Peter Parker and his alter superhero role. Whereas, Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with the Spider-Man movie. The actor plays Mysterio in the MCU film. This will be Spider-Man’s first journey sans his mentor Iron Man aka Tony Stark. It will be interesting to see how Peter Parker opens up to a new Marvel character in the movie. While we wait to see Tom and Jake’s on-screen chemistry, it seems like the duo had a ball filming the Spider-Man movie.
The actors share a great bond, which is evident in their pre-release promotional events. Tom has now revealed that the duo had fun while filming the movie as well. The actor, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, spoke about a particular scene that took the duo 50 takes to film. Now, it is not a spoiler for the scene has appeared in the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer. Which one, you ask? Well, the scene in the discussion is a simple handshake.
The Spider-Man actors explained that the handshake was becoming difficult to shoot because Jake and Tom couldn’t stop laughing. “Tom was tired, and he just couldn’t keep it together. Every single time we would shake hands, he would start laughing, so I’d start laughing, and we both couldn’t stop laughing. That went on for about 30 minutes. It was about 45 to 50 takes, and it was a disaster,” Jake explained. “I don’t even remember what was funny about it. There was something about the scene where Jake and I just could not keep a straight face,” Tom added.
While they had a lot of fun filming the movie, Jake revealed that Tom helped him feel welcomed on the sets of the movie. “You walk into a Marvel film, and it’s huge. They’re massive. In a way, you’re expected to just jump on the train and get going. For me, it takes me a second. I get a bit overwhelmed on any set, and it takes some time to warm up. When he took on the responsibility of leadership, he did it in such a beautiful way, even though we share a difference of many years in our ages and experience. I really looked up to him in that sense. He did it in such a kind way,” he told EW.