Might Jacob Batalon’s Ned Leeds have change into the MCU’s Hobgoblin in Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling? An idea artist for the movie breaks down the scrapped thought in a brand new artwork e book.

A newly-surfaced piece of idea artwork reveals Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, flying round on the Inexperienced Goblin’s glider and carrying an orange hoodie throughout the climax of Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling. Whereas seemingly innocuous, Marvel Comics followers instantly seen the parallels to the Hobgoblin, the supervillain persona of Ned Leeds, main many to invest Batalon would make a heel flip within the MCU’s future. Nevertheless, a latest artwork e book for the movie dashes these hopes, revealing the idea artwork was little greater than a visible gag:

“This was an early idea proposed where Ned gets a shot at riding the Goblin Glider during the final battle, a nice bit of fan service given Ned’s ultimate turn in the comic book universe.” Artist Phil Saunders explains

“As serendipity would have it, Queens’ own Mets wear orange and blue, the colours of Hobgoblin, so I have Ned wearing the hoodie as another little nod. But just to show you how far we take research and character-building in Vis Dev, Ned’s wearing the number 50, [a] homage to Benny Agbayani, the Hawaiian-Filipino Mets left-fielder who would undoubtedly be one of Ned’s heroes, given their shared heritage.”

Whereas actually a disappointment, there’s actually nonetheless hope for Hobgoblin followers. Jacob Batalon has expressed curiosity in taking up a extra villainous function if he ever returns to the MCU. The ending of Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling additionally units up a complete new world for Ned Leeds, as followers don’t know what sort of particular person he can be with out Peter Parker in his life. Although with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin doubtless being the antagonist of Spider-Man 4, it might take a while to see.

What’s subsequent for Spider-Man?

What does the long run maintain for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker? The success of Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling has opened up a world of prospects for the fan-favorite Marvel character. The film ends with Peter erasing himself from the recollections of his family members in an effort to shield them from his enemies. This units up an fascinating dynamic for future Spider-Man motion pictures, as Peter should navigate a world during which he isn’t often called Spider-Man.

Rumor has it that Tom Holland has signed on for a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances after Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling. The way forward for the Spider-Man collection is at the moment unclear, however it’s doubtless that Marvel will proceed to discover the multiverse idea that was launched in No Means Dwelling.

Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling is now accessible to personal on 4K Extremely HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Keep tuned for the newest information concerning Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Universe future and ensure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for extra content material!