Peter’s best friend Ned is arguably one of the most loveable characters in MCU’s Spider-Man franchises. He has been with Peter through thick and thin and is perhaps the best Spider-Man sidekick ever seen in a live-action Spider-Man movie and is also undoubtedly the best friend any of the three Peters has ever had (we all know what the other two did to Andrew and Tobey’s Spider-Man respectively. However, one of the most hilarious scenes in Spider-Man: No Way Home led fans to think that the sweet character of Ned can be transformed into a heel character by Marvel in the next Tom Holland trilogy.
In the lab scene from Spider-Man: No Way Home where all three Peters were coming up with an antidote for all the villains, Ned asks Andrew and Tobey whether they had a best friend and they narrate the tragic experiences that they have had with their friends and after that Ned is shocked and he promises Tom Holland never to turn against him.
However, at the end of the movie, we know that no one remembers Peter Parker and everyone has forgotten the true identity of Spider-Man including Ned. We thus can’t assure now that there isn’t the slightest possibility that Ned will turn against Spider-Man in future. Seeing the alleged sorcerer background’ of Ned, fans are now confused totally and they think that Ned will be perfect for the role of Hobgoblin.
What did Jacob Batalon say
After so many days of anticipating the future of Nedd’s character, actor Jacob Batalon who plays the role of Ned in the MCU has finally opened up about his thoughts on the rumour.
Jacob Batalon has been working with Marvel for quite some time now and he thus knows their methods pretty well. He has thus thought it to be a better option to not open regarding interviews and it is probably the correct decision.