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“We’re not really hoping for it to happen”: Spider-Man Star Jacob Batalon Reveals He’s Not Thrilled to Return For Fourth Movie, Hints Tom Holland and Zendaya Might Be Bored of the Franchise

Jacob Batalon

Ever since Spider-Man: No Way Home smashed the box office and won over the audience oh so effortlessly, fans have been expecting the MCU to bestow them with a fourth movie as well. After all, who wouldn’t want to see Tom Holland in a spidey suit again? But there’s certainly going to be a while before that turns into reality.

Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man
Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man

Even though Marvel has reassured fans with regard to a potential Spider-Man 4, it looks like some cast members from the third movie might not be ready to sail that boat in the first place.

Jacob Batalon’s take on the fate of a new Spider-Man movie

In the Spider-Man trilogy, Jacob Batalon plays the role of Ned, the friend who is nerdy but ever-ready to lend a helping hand and is always there for Peter Parker. And fans seem to love Batalon for perfectly fitting the character and killing it on screen with the role.

But it looks like Batalon himself isn’t so keen on coming back as Ned in a new Spider-Man movie if and when it happens.

Also read: “Those things are in the works for sure”: Spider-Man: No Way Home Star Jacob Batalon Says “Really dark things” Await for Ned Leeds, Teases Hobgoblin Saga

Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds

The 25-year-old addressed the same in an interview with Collider. “I feel like actors are the last people to know. I think that people assume that actors are always hiding secrets. I promise you, we don’t know anything”, he said in response to the question of Spider-Man 4′s future.

He also mentioned that given “the right place, the right time, and the right group of people”, fans might just end up getting a new movie after all. “But other than that, whatever happens, happens.”

“Really, those decisions are up to the big bosses, the people who sign the checks. We’re open to the idea, but we’re not hoping for it”, he stated.

Also read: Kevin Feige Hints MCU Will Explore ‘The Duality of Spidey’, Teases Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Returns to His Friendly Neighborhood Roots

Jacob Batalon and his co-stars might not be open to doing Spider-Man 4

All three movies with Tom Holland as Spiderman have been directed by Jon Watts; upon being asked to share his thoughts on working with a new director instead for a possible Spider-Man 4, Jacob Batalon said that he hadn’t “put too much thought into that.”

The actor also admitted that neither he nor his co-stars were exactly looking to do a new Spider-Man movie, to begin with. “I feel like we’re all really moving in ways where we’re not really hoping for it to happen”, he remarked.

Peter Parker and Ned Leeds
Peter Parker and Ned Leeds

“Not that it’s bad“, he added. “I just feel like we’re not really anticipating another movie. I just feel like we’re all doing our own thing. But again, whatever happens, happens.”

Also read: 25 BTS Facts From Spider-Man: No Way Home That’ll Make You Love The Movie Even More

Why a Spider-Man 4 might not be the actors’ topmost priority right now

Both Tom Holland and Zendaya have been flourishing in their careers outside of the MCU with respective projects like Uncharted and Euphoria. So, it is possible that they might choose to focus on their individual opportunities instead of coming back for a fourth Spider-Man movie.

Holland addressed this as well in one of his interviews with GQ in November. He claimed that perhaps the time for him to move on from the role of Spider-Man wasn’t too far away. “If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.” 

Also read: Spider-Man: No Way Home Hints At Ned Leeds Becoming The Hobgoblin

Tom Holland and Zendaya on the sets of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
Tom Holland and Zendaya on the sets of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

That being said, Jacob Batalon himself has his very own series named Reginald the Vampire that he’s got going on.

However, that doesn’t mean the movie might not happen at all. If not in the foreseeable future, maybe at a much later stage then, because that’s what Batalon said too. Neither of the actors is outright against the idea of a fourth Spider-Man movie, they simply have other things to juggle in the present that they’d like to focus more on.

Source: The Direct 

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.