Two main cast of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming are confirmed to be playing as Ned Leeds and Liz Allen.
The Hawaiian actor Jacob Batalon affirmed through an interview that he will be playing a new take on the 1960’s Spider-Man character. Instead of being a reporter in the Daily Bugle, Batalon’s version of Ned Leeds will be Peter Parker’s classmate and best friend.
“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.”
Here is the actual interview with Batalon in KHON 2 News.
Meanwhile, Latino Review reports that Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Peter Parker won’t be eyeing on Mary Jane Watson. According to Latino Review, Laura Harrier‘s (The Last 5 Years) Liz Allen will be the lucky girl to have caught the young Spider-Man’s attention. This isn’t new to avid Spider-Man comic book readers. Liz Allen was first introduced in Amazing Fantasy #15 where she and Peter are classmates at Midtown High School. It will definitely be interesting to see Liz Allen and Peter Parker’s first ever big screen chemistry together after shifting from Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacey in the last films.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings to theaters in July 2017.