Jacob Batalon, one of the stars of Spider-Man: Far From Home, is very excited about getting to work with Jamie Foxx when the actor reprises the role of Electro for Spider-Man 3.
Spider-Man has no shortage of compelling villains to pit Tom Holland’s Peter Parker against but it was recently announced that Jamie Foxx would be returning to the role of Electro, a part he previously portrayed in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
This strange move could mean all sorts of things, including a multi-verse introduction, but one person who is super excited by the news is Jacob Batalon, the actor behind Peter’s best friend Ned.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, the actor said: “I’m a huge fan of Jamie Foxx. Like, literally, I grew up watching his things so being able to work with all these influential people in these movies has been like a godsend. I truly can’t believe … it’s really because of Spider-Man that I get to meet all my heroes. Just having Jamie Foxx, he’s so prolific, he’s this very diverse … he can just do everything. It’s so awesome to really just know that he’s in our project. That’s so awesome.”
The as-yet-untitled Spider-Man 3 is currently slated for release in December 2021, and sees director Jon Watts reuniting once again with Homecoming and Far From Home stars Tom Holland (Peter Parker), Zendaya (MJ), Jacon Batalon (Ned Leeds) and Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), with Jamie Foxx as Electro.