FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION: iPOP Alum Jacob Batalon Begins Prep for Spider-Man 3 Filming
iPOP Alumni Jacob Batalon will soon be rejoining his web-slinging friend. Filming for Spider-Man 3 is currently underway, with Jacob and his fellow cast members have already received their scripts. The highly anticipated follow-up to the first and subsequent remake of the Marvel hit will begin filing in Atlanta. Sony Pictures announced a third Spider-Man film will be produced by Disney’s Marvel Studios last September.
Jacob will reprise his role as Ned Leeds, Peter Parker’s (aka Spider-Man’s) best friend in the latest feature. While the film details have been kept under wraps, Jacob did share his reaction to the script in a recent social media post. The reaction, which was shared to his Instagram account, gave fans a clue that the film will have a number of surprises to expect. It was already under speculation that familiar faces from previous Spider-man films will be dropping into the newest film. It was recently revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Doctor Strange for the Marvel film. As well, Jamie Foxx is bringing back the villainous Electro via the multiverse with additional surprise cameos still to be expected.
If filming stays on schedule, fans can likely expect a first look to arrive this December. Jacob is reportedly already on set in Atlanta, has also shared a since-deleted image of himself in character for the film. Spider-Man 3 is set to arrive on Dec. 17, 2021.
Jacob landed on his path to stardom after attending iPOP LA, the twice-annual event held in Los Angeles, CA. After landing a major role as Ned, Spider-Man’s best friend in the blockbuster feature, Jacob’s success has continued. Along with appearing in the Spider-man sequels, Jacob starred in an episode of Quibi’s ’50 States of Fright’ earlier this year.
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