First things first: for what it’s worth, I low-key think Jake Gyllenhaal is the best actor of his generation. Slightly younger than Leo DiCaprio and older than the likes of Timothee Chalamet, there is nothing that Gyllenhaal, still just 39-years-old, can’t do. Back before they gave the cape and cowl of the Bat to Ben Affleck and Robert Pattison, I wanted Gyllenhaal to be the next Bruce Wayne, as his combination of performances in films such as Prisoners and Southpaw told me has the right combination of dramatic acting chops and physical intensity.
Alas, while my dream Batman casting never happened and probably never will, Gyllenhaal’s career is still progressing in a promising direction.
Just last year, he hopped back into franchise filmmaking for the first time since Prince of Persia: Sands of Time by starring as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Now, again, while I would’ve preferred to see Gyllenhaal play a more noteworthy and consequential MCU character, Mysterio was certainly a promising start.
Gyllenhaal seems to be committed to continuing that recent trend of blockbuster filmmaking, as reports indicate he’s in talks to star in Michael Bay’s latest Michael Bay extravaganza: Ambluance.
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in Michael Bay’s latest action movie AMBULANCE, which will be in “the vein of the great action thrillers of the 90s like ‘Speed’ and ‘Bad Boys’.” 🚑
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) November 11, 2020
As Deadline reports, while the film’s logline is being kept a secret, “insiders say the film is the vein of the great action thrillers of the ’90s like Speed and Bay’s Bad Boys. In an era where the majority of blockbuster entertainment is intellectual property-related, Bay’s 90s throwback action flicks are always welcome. Take last year’s 6 Underground, for example. Is it any good? ABSOLUTELY NOT. But is it pure popcorn entertainment that you can turn your brain off to? Oh yes. And that’s why we love Michael Bay.