Spider-Man: Far From Home's mid-credits scene is certainly one of the most shocking and impactful of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. From the return of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson to Peter Parker's secret identity being revealed to the world, the scene has far-reaching implications for both the character and his movies as a whole. However, one character's reaction to the events of the scene was cut from the film before release - Peter's best friend, Ned.
Speaking to ScreenRant, Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned, revealed that his character's response was originally a part of the scene. "I filmed reactions to it," he said. "I remember doing a bunch of screams as Ned, just like yelling and in shock noises, like gasping and crying."
Batalon did not elaborate on where in the scene Ned's reaction would have come, or how it may have changed to include the character. However, the decision to remove Ned's reaction was likely to emphasize that of Peter himself, as he had just watched his world crumble in real time.
While it would have been intriguing to see how Ned reacted to the propaganda footage released by Quentin Beck's team, placing the emphasis on Spider-Man himself likely helped most audiences deepen their connection with the web-slinger, and set the stage for what comes next.
Helmed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far from Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film is now available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray and 4K UHD today.