The new cast of Spider-Man 3 would confirm that Jacob Batalon’s Ned would play a bigger role in the upcoming movie.
Spider-Man 3 aims to be one of the biggest movies in the MCU. And it is that the signing of Jamie Foxx as Electro has opened a great series of possibilities. The return of Foxx would confirm a connection between all of Spider-Man’s already developed universes. It is also rumored that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire could reprise their roles in the MCU. But these are not the only characters who could take a major role in the third installment. And everything suggests that the actor Jacob Batalon serious key para la film.
Jacob Batalon made the leap into the MCU in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Ned Leeds, Peter Parke r’s best friend. And although his character exists in the comics, in the adaptations they have taken more freedom to represent him. The truth is that this Ned is more related to Ganke Lee, Miles Morales’ best friend in the Ultimate line. Being one of the reference points that the MCU takes from the history of Morales.
Now everything indicates that Marvel Studios would be interested in giving the character further development. So Jacob Batalon would have more importance in the third installment. This has been announced by the medium The Direct. As confirmed, Sony Pictures would be looking to hire a relative of Ned Leeds. The character description is as follows: “A Filipino actress in her 50s to 80s for a small supporting role. ” Jacob Batalon is half Filipino so it would be confirmed that we will see his family in Spider-Man 3.
For his part, Jacob Batalon has long been asking for Sony Pictures to give his character more relevance. And not just as a companion to Peter Parker. The actor has revealed his interest in taking the plunge and playing one of the most famous villains in the Spider-Man universe. In an interview with Screen Rant, he stated that he wanted to be the Goblin. Ned Leeds is one of the characters who take on the identity of the villain and Batalon believes that the studio can go down that path.
“This only confirms my theory that Ned will become the Goblin. But it would be amazing if they don’t because they want my character to die. I hope they want me to stay and be part of the Sinister Six. That’s just my theory.”
At the moment Spider-Man 3 already has his villain. Jamie Foxx played Electro in the second installment of the Incredible Spider-Man. Now Sony announces that the actor will return to play the villain in the reboot. And while it’s not yet time for Ned to don the Goblin costume, Jacob Batalon is excited about the new addition. This is what I comment on in an interview with ComicBook.
“I am a huge fan of Jamie Foxx. I literally grew up watching his work, so being able to work with such influential people on these films is a gift from God. I really can’t believe it… thanks to Spider-Man I get to meet all my heroes. Just count with Jamie Foxx, he’s so prolific, so diverse… He can do anything. It is fantastic to know that he will be in our project ”.
Spider-Man 3 will be released in theaters on December 17, 2021.