WHich quantum beats inevitable sequel knack for tricks!

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Jake Gyllenhaal plays Quentin Beck, a talented illusionist who, like so many other MCU villains, had been slighted by Tony Stark. You can imagine, then, that meeting Stark’s former charge would be a big moment for Beck and the film as a whole. Gyllenhaal (who apparently doubles as a puppy playground) recently revealed to Buzzfeed that filming with Tom Holland was next to impossible. Why? Check out what he had to say:

I remember Tom and I not be able to hold -- we couldn’t stop laughing when we first shake hands in the first scene when our characters meet. Every time I would come in and be like, 'Hey, how are you? I’m Quentin,' he would just start laughing — he couldn’t stop. And so we both -- 40 takes, we couldn’t get it. In the movie, Jon Watts uses a millisecond of the shot because he couldn’t get anything usable.

40 takes for an introduction? That’s absolutely hilarious, and he’s totally correct, too. The finished cut doesn’t linger on pleasantries. Maybe because its good-natured stars and their funny bones wouldn’t allow it? Either way, the version we saw in theaters is probably the best version of what they filmed. Especially considering the fact that neither Holland nor Gyllenhaal was interested in taking the scene seriously. Sounds like they understood the film’s tone better than anyone.

It’s unclear whether Beck will return or whether we’ll get another villain for the inevitable sequel. The villainous illusionist apparently died after one of his drones shot him, but given his knack for tricks, it wouldn’t surprise me if that was an illusion, too. Our hope is that Beck will return (maybe as a member of the Sinister Six?) to wreak more havoc and share more of that irresistible onscreen chemistry with Tom Holland. I love watching them banter, and a billion dollars and some change says audiences enjoy it, too.
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