‘Spider-Man No Way Home’ Star Jacob Batalon on Film’s Emotional Ending: ‘We Were All Crying, It Was Crazy’

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ was the biggest thing the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been since 2019’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’. It even came close to overthrowing ‘Endgame’ at the domestic (North American) box office. The movie offered fans three Spideys for the price of one. Directed by returning filmmaker Jon Watts, ‘No Way Home’ is about the multiverse. After the events of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in which the identity of Spidey, Peter Parker, was leaked to the world by Quentin Beck or Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, who also accused him of murdering him. Due to the resulting chaos in his life, Peter sought the help of Master of Mystic Arts Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to undo the damage.

Strange cast a spell but it went wrong, and beings from other universes (supervillains who fought Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men, as well as Spidey themselves) crossed over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The ending of the film was a game changer for the franchise. It was also quite sad. Peter Parker, thanks to Strange’s magic, made everyone forget his true identity and thus he was left without friends in the world. Before that, he hugged his girlfriend Michelle Jones (Zendaya) and his friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) and said goodbye to him.

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Batalon discussed the emotional ending of the film in an interview with Collider. He said: “We were all crying a lot, our last day of work. Even at the premiere, we were all crying. It was such a beautiful experience to be a part of, I think for all of us. We started at a very young, being teenagers, essentially, when we started the first movie. And to really see the arc of the movies come together and all of our characters come full circle, I would say it was crazy to read. It was crazy to see Andrew and Tobey in the script. It was crazy to have to all the villains in the script. And then for it to end the way it did, on a cliffhanger, obviously, everyone wasn’t expecting that. I’d say it’s such a moving ending to our movies. It really puts an exclamation mark on the sequel. of Spider-Man, but maybe not with us, and I think that’s a great thing. We may not necessarily be a part of it in the end, but it was a beautiful ride nonetheless.”

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He added, “I feel like actors are the last people to know. I think people assume actors are always hiding secrets. I promise you, we don’t know anything. But then again, if it’s the right place, it’s the right place.” . time, with the right group of people that we’ve been with, I’d say, why not? But other than that, no matter what, those decisions really belong to the big bosses, the people who write the checks. We are open to the idea, but we don’t expect it.”

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ received positive reviews from critics, who praised the story, direction, and action sequences. No Way Home was released last year in December and broke record after record at the box office. With a worldwide gross of $1.9 billion, Holland’s film is the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time.

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