Based on what we’ve seen of the two in the trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the friendship between Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Jacob Batalon’s Ned Leeds seems to be one of the most charming parts of the new film.
USA Today, who also just released a new image of Peter and Ned, which you can check out above, spoke to Batalon about Ned’s reaction when he discovers that Peter is “the Spider-Man, from YouTube”:
“He understands Peter’s life and he thinks he’s the one who can help him deal with being a crimefighter and deal with girls.”
Holland also commented on the pair’s friendship:
“It’s nice to be able to make up excuses of why he has to get out but then share a beat with Ned and be like, ‘I’m gonna go swing through New York’ — the wink-wink scenario.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Homecoming:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.
Source: USA Today