Batalon — best known for playing Ned Leeds, Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland)’s best buddy, in the Spider-Man movies — celebrated his 24th birthday on Oct 9 by sharing on Instagram a photo to reveal his new slim figure.
“Don’t try to get at me…imam be vibin all day,” the Hawaiian-born actor wrote in his Instagram post. “By the way, while I appreciate the concern, people can stop telling me to lose weight now.”
It isn’t known how much weight Batalon shed but he now looks really, really different from the Batalon we know from the Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man:Far From Home, and Netflix's Yuletide comedy Let It Snow.
Batalon’s new physique has fans speculating that he’s getting ready for the new Spider-Man movie, which is reportedly starting production later this week in New York City.
Jon Watts, who directed the first two MCU Spider-Man movies, is again at the helm with Holland back as the web-slinger. Besides Batalon, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei are onboard as well.
The production will also star Jamie Foxx as Electro (the villain from the Andrew Garfield-led The Amazing Spider-Man 2); JK Simmons as J Jonah Jameson (from the Tobey Maguire-era Spidey canon); and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Spider-Man’s new mentor.
The untitled Spider-Man threequel is slated for release in December 2021.
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