Jake Gyllenhaal Celebrates Tom Holland's Birthday With Bloody Throwback Photo From Spider-Man Set

By Nathan Johnson Updated:
Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio with Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Nearly two years ago, millions of fans were packing cinemas to watch the MCU's first film following Avengers: Endgame.

Spider-Man: Far From Home treated viewers by allowing them to take a field trip with everyone's favorite web-slinger throughout Europe. While there, Spider-Man was introduced to the charismatic Quentin Beck, portrayed by Academy-Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Gyllenhaal proved to be one of the film's many high points with his portrayal of Beck, who turned out to be the villainous Mysterio, a mastermind illusionist that previously worked under Tony Stark at Stark Industries.

The chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland caught the eyes of many fans, and even after production was finished on the film, the two apparently formed a friendly relationship that would go beyond the set of the movie.


Jake Gyllenhaal, via his Instagram Story, posted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself along with Tom Holland, whose birthday falls on June 1.

In the post, Gyllenhaal wished Holland a happy birthday and included "I miss ussss" at the bottom of the picture. The picture includes the two actors in full costume staring at the camera with a face full of fake blood from the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Gyllenhaal's photo can be seen below:

Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, birthday Instagram post


Far From Home left fans with an immediate desire to see the next film. It ended with a broadcast from The Daily Bugle's J. Jonah Jameson revealing a video from Mysterio telling the world that Spider-Man's true identity is high school student Peter Parker.

Recently, rumors have been swirling around the internet about the release of the new trailer for the MCU's highly anticipated upcoming Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Due to the ending of the previous film, along with many rumors that former Spider-Man actors and villains from past franchises will be in the upcoming movie in an open multiverse, Gyllenhaal's birthday message could fool fans into thinking that the photo came from the upcoming film set.

Holland confirmed in March 2021 that filming for No Way Home had wrapped up, so a photo of the two actors along with Gyllenhaal saying that he "miss(es)" them could still apply to the upcoming film since filming ended three months ago.

However, because Gyllenhaal and Holland are wearing costumes from Far From Home's climactic scene on the London Tower Bridge, along with the fake blood being in the same place that it was at the end of the movie, it is clear that the photo was taken a couple of years ago.

Fans are eagerly waiting for more news to come out about No Way Home, but on the birthday of the beloved MCU's Spider-Man, it is nice to see the two on-screen adversaries sharing a nice moment with one another.

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Nathan Johnson
Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.