Does Spider-Man Star Jacob Batalon Want To Play Hobgoblin In A Sequel? Here’s What He Thinks

Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon, and Zendaya in Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Warning: LOOTERS for Spider-Man: No Way Home comply with listed below.

The Hobgoblin is among one of the most famous Spider-Man bad guys around, yet we have yet to see him show up on the cinema. Yes, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 saw James Franco’s Harry Osborn end up being a New Goblin variant, as well as with Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he shared sensations of dishonesty in the direction of Peter Parker, his previous friend, creating him handle the Green Goblin mantle, yet these are unlike an uncomplicated Hobgoblin. However, Jacob Batalon plays Peter’s friend Ned in the MCU Spider-Man movies, as well as Ned Leeds is among the people that has actually been Hobgoblin in the comics. As such, Batalon has shares his ideas on if he intends to play the bad guy in a Spider-Man follow up.

In the MCU, Peter as well as Ned have actually been rather a vibrant duo. As quickly as Ned found Peter’s secret identification, he wanted to be the “guy in the chair” for any type of goal Spider-Man got on. But could every one of that modification in a 4th Spider-Man flick? Jacob Batalon was asked on House Beautiful’s Dark House podcast (opens up in brand-new tab) if he would certainly be open to playing a bad guy, as well as this was what he needed to state.

You recognize, I’d enjoy to. I seem like as a star [when I was in drama school] I truly was attracted even more in the direction of truly dark significant points instead of funny as well as points of like that nature yet I located, you recognize. playing Ned as well as Reginald, it has actually kind of provided me this light where I had not been seeing points so adversely as well as I had not been assuming so deeply or darkly regarding points… it’s a really light existence as well as it’s been a really favorable result on my life. So I seem like… I’m anticipating doing a great deal of various other points, which you recognize individuals might not see me doing now. But yep, those points remain in the help certain.


In the jobs, huh? There was a tip throughout a scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home when Tobey Maguire’s Peter talked with Ned regarding exactly how Harry Osborn had actually attempted to eliminate him prior to he passed away. This believed afraid Ned right into assuming he can develop into a supervillain as well as attempt to eliminate Peter in his cosmos. Even though he testified Peter he would certainly never ever do that to him, Spider-Man: No Way Home’s ending had everybody in Peter’s life, consisting of Ned, forget Peter Parker, so currently they just keep in mind Spider-Man. So if he has no memory of the relationship he had with Peter, perhaps something ominous can be going down with the budding set. 

When the Hawaiian citizen was asked to respond to Hobgoblin rumors before, he liked to simply take the Fifth on the topic. I can’t criticize him taking into consideration something similar to this can come off as a significant shock also if followers expect it. Unlike the Sam Raimi or Marc Webb flicks, we’ve seen 3 flicks of Peter as well as Ned’s relationship expanding solid. To have Ned turn in the direction of the dark side as well as participate in significant fight versus Peter can be an impressive spin for the collection. In the past, it was hard sufficient for Spidey stars like Tom Holland to not give anything away regarding future Spider-Man movies, so it’s most likely best for now if Batalon maintains points on the hush for more expectancy.

As of currently, Spider-Man 4 is still expected to happen, yet it could not be up until a while, specifically due to the fact that Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse was delayed until June 2, 2023. The means Spider-Man: No Way Home finished can have indicated this would certainly be completion of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man as a brand-new phase in his life can have him surrounded by new friends as well as opponents that have absolutely nothing to do with the initial MCU trilogy. But with the major box office records No Way Home set, this certainly suggests we’ll be seeing the return of this variation of the web-slinging superhero. 

So, it’s still up in the air whether we’ll see Jacob Batalon as Hobgoblin in future Spider-Man flicks. But, it’ll be truly interesting to figure out. Be certain to stay on top of CinemaBlend’s upcoming movies so you’ll recognize when to anticipate the 4th Spider-Man flick to turn right into movie theaters.

Carly Levy


Carly LevyEntertainment Writer

Just your standard South Floridian cinephile that thinks the pen is mightier than the sword.



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