New Spider-Man: Homecoming concept art reveals what Ned Leeds looked like, in early development. Jacob Batalon ended up nabbing that role, bringing a unique brand of nerdy comedy to Peter Parker’s best bud and Spidey’s ‘guy in the chair.’ In a film that boasts Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jnr and Michael Keaton among its cast, Batalon did incredibly well to make an impact.

Despite the fact that he shares a name with the comic book character Ned Leeds (who debuted in 1964 and acted as a rival to Peter at The Daily Bugle), Batalon’s Ned bears a closer physical resemblance to Ganke Lee (who ...

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