Jacob Batalon is happy to do his “thing” outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The 25-year-old actor is best known for playing Ned Leeds in the Jon Watts-directed “Spider-Man” trilogy, but Jacob is being philosophical about his future in the MCU.
When asked about the possibility of working with a different director on the franchise, Jacob – who starred in the trilogy alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya – told Collider: “Honestly, I don’t think much about it.
“I feel like we’re really moving in ways that we don’t really hope to happen. Not that it’s bad, I just feel like we’re not really anticipating another movie.
“I feel like we’re all doing our own thing. But again, whatever happens, happens.”
Jacob previously said he “grew up” during his time in the spotlight.
The actor admitted that he has become “a lot more confident” in recent years.
He said, “I act different.
“Before, I wasn’t sure how to really operate a press conference [or] on the set. I was very uncertain about many things. But now that I’m fully involved, I think I’ve become a lot more confident and I’m not afraid to speak my mind.
“I guess I’ve grown in the sense that I’ve formed better opinions about my view of the world.”
The Hollywood star also said he could walk away from the “Spider-Man” franchise with his head held high.
She explained: “We all started out very naïve and unsure of what the future held.
“I could speak for all of us: We’ve accomplished everything we wanted to do with the films and our character arcs. I think we can absolutely walk away knowing that everything has finished satisfactorily.”