A Filipino actor has returned in the second installment of the hit Marvel superhero film Spider-Man Homecoming to be released worldwide this week.
Jacob Batalon will continue his role as Spider-Man’s best friend and confidante Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Far From Home as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) gets recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) to fight against elemental threats from another dimension together with new character Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
In his interview with ABS-CBN Correspondent Yong Chavez, Jacob shared how his Filipino family has been reacting to his newfound fame as a Marvel actor.
“They don’t really know anything about Spider-Man!,” he answered. “They’re just really enjoying that I’m living my best life and that we got to make an incredible movie together.”
The best part of being chosen to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he says, is “meeting amazing people and working with people who want to make good movies and put out things into the universe. [I’m] just living a good life with everyone that I’ve met. It’s just an experience.”
Jacob also sent his regards to his folks back in the Philippines by inviting his fans to support the film.
“Magandang araw! It’s Jacob Batalon. Check out this clip from my new movie ‘Spider-Man’: Far From Home’. Mabuhay!” he said.
A movie by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home premiered in theaters in the United States last July 2. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on July 5, also starring Zendaya, Cobi Smulders, and Jon Favreau.