Actor Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler") has now signed to play Marvel Comics' super-villain 'Mysterio' in the Sony Pictures', Marvel Studios sequel to director Jon Watts' "Spider-Man: Homecoming":
'Quentin Beck' aka 'Mysterio' was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, debuting in Marvel's "The Amazing Spider-Man" #13 as a SFX wizard and stunt man...
...working for a major Hollywood studio with dreams of making a name for himself in the film industry.
However, he came to see his career in special effects as a dead-end job.
He honed his skills as a master hypnotist, magician, amateur chemist and roboticist, with extensive knowledge of hand-to-hand combat techniques learned as a stuntman.
His most striking feature, his helmet, is made of a one way plexiglass material. The helmet also includes an air supply to protect him from his own gasses, a Sonar to navigate within his own 'mist cloak' and a holographic projector to aid in 3D illusions.
His most distinctive and persistent trademark however is his smokescreen cloak, containing nozzles in the boots and wrists that can release a constant stream of smoke, shielding his movements.
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