One of the joys of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is it has delivered audiences countless compelling characters over the course of 22 films spanning the last 11 years, with fans becoming enamored with both major and supporting characters. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, audiences met Peter Parker's best friend Ned, played by Jacob Batalon, who also had brief appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Audiences quickly fell in love with the character and his friendship with Peter, which fans are looking forward to seeing more of in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Fans are so supportive of the character that, when a promo for Jimmy Kimmel Live omitted the actor, they swarmed social media to slam the show.
Earlier this week, the stars of Far From Home all appeared on the late-night talk show, with the promo teasing Tom Holland, Cobie Smulders, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Zendaya before also mentioning musical guest Vampire Weekend. Likely due to the time limit on the promo and the fact that Batalon isn't quite a household name, the commercial likely couldn't fit his name in, but that wasn't a good enough answer for fans, or even Holland himself, who also gave the actor a shout-out on social media.
Scroll down to see what fans are saying about Batalon's omission from the Jimmy Kimmel promo below.
AND JACOB BATALON!!@JimmyKimmelLive— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) May 10, 2019
I already fixed the video Tom pic.twitter.com/1f8ptFHsGH— court ᗢ (@vlofficeholland) May 10, 2019
What supportive friends :) pic.twitter.com/vGNBsAt6m8— 🔥Kevy❤️🐙@ post-endgame death (@kevy_grayce) May 10, 2019
Start appreciating Jacob Batalon challenge Start appreciating Jacob Batalon challenge Start appreciating Jacob Batalon challenge Start appreciating Jacob Batalon challenge Start appreciating Jacob Batalon challenge pic.twitter.com/HQV4rMb2JX— jenna saw Endga(ME!) (@hollandsendgame) May 10, 2019
Jacob batalon’s character as Ned:
-saved peter in homecoming
-is Peters best friend
-kept Peters secret
-will help peter through so much ptsd
-comedic relief at appropriate times
Promo and locals: .....— Abbs saw endgameX2 (@farfromholland) May 10, 2019
Jacob Batalon, you deserve all of the success and happiness in the world. pic.twitter.com/E88woJxrtZ— angie is studying for finals (@dreamy_daya) May 10, 2019
Jacob has been there since the beginning and they have the audacity to leave him out of the promo.... put some respect on Jacob Batalon’s name pic.twitter.com/FKYyYXoG2W— 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 saw endgame (@spideysffh) May 10, 2019
i don’t understand how hard it is to say one more name in that promo. ‘jacob batalon’ that’s all they had to say, just five more syllables— caro ⎊ (@casualstark) May 10, 2019
i love jacob batalon, he’s an amazing actor. and i am so mad he keeps getting paid dust during the ffh press tour. jacob is just as much a cast member as tom and zendaya. and don’t give me that ‘they’re more famous crap’. jacob deserves the recognition just as much.— rey 💫 (@incorrectmarvel) May 10, 2019