Spider-Man: Homecoming is the latest movie that will portray the beloved superhero Spider-Man. The hero and his story have seen many interpretations over the years, but the newest one has been touted to better than the past movies. Homecoming has already made a buzz in the media for making history. Marvel Studios and Sony struck a deal that made it possible for the webbed hero to return to his Marvel family on screen.
Homecoming has also separated itself from the prior films by casting actors who are more age appropriate. The film promises that it would focus on the teenage phase of Spider-Man. The film has also remained quiet about the supporting cast, which led to the Zendaya controversy. This was also the problem that news channel KHON2 faced when interviewing Hawaiin actor Jacob Battalion. The actor was luckily quite open about his part in the movie:
“Well, Ned Leeds; I play Peter Parker’s best friend in the film. We are both in high school; we are about fifteen. And it’s just about Peter dealing with being a superhero and going through puberty. He still has to worry about homework. He still has to worry about his crush liking him, while trying to save someone who’s probably in a burning building. He can’t tell anyone, because he’s not the cool kid, so he’s just stuck with this really cool life that he can’t tell anyone about.”
In the comics, Ned Leeds was a pivotal character in Peter Parker’s life. Leeds was also a reporter at The Daily Bugle and dated Peter’s once love interest Betty Brant. Leeds was also the character who deceived Peter the most as he was one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes The Hobgoblin. Judging from the full roster of villains for Homecoming, it’s doubtful if audiences would see a Hobgoblin transformation in the first movie.