That Time Jacob Batalon’s Girlfriend Found Out About No Way Home’s Tobey Maguire And Almost Spilled The Beans

Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

Spider-Man: No Way Home has become one of the highest grossing movies of all-time, in large part due to the fact that it brings together actors from three different Spider-Man franchises in one epic movie. While rumors of the epic No Way Home team up did leak, everybody who knew the truth in the lead up to the film stayed quiet, which includes Jacob Batalon’s girlfriend.

The man who plays Peter Parker’s best friend Ned appeared recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and revealed that he inadvertently let his girlfriend in on the secret during filming when she visited the set, and he introduced her to Tobey Maguire. Batalon explains…

You know, this is actually really funny. My girlfriend, I had brought her on to like visit work once and it was like inadvertently during when Tobey and Andrew first came. And I had introduced her to Tobey and she was like, ‘Wait, why is this Spider-Man like on your Spider-Man?’ And I was like, ‘Well, babe, it’s like a really big secret so maybe don’t say nothing.’ And she was like — she’s not a big fan — but she obviously loves Spider-Man.

Whether the rumors of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home had started at this point or not is unclear. It sounds like the woman may not have been aware of them either way, as Jacob Batalon makes it sound like she’s not necessarily a big MCU fan (has Batalon really not made her watch all the Marvel movies in order by this point?). Still, she was able to put it all together when the evidence was literally standing right in front of her. 

While Batalon asked her to not say anything, she did, apparently, almost spill the beans to one person, and while it’s unlikely that the person she was going to tell was going to let the news out, the actor did stop her. Batalon continues…

I think she was gonna tell her dad, just like out of nowhere and I had to stop her. Her dad wasn’t going to say anything, I just feel like she’s not really used to this world obviously. So, yeah she sat on it for a year and a half. She knew the secret everyone wanted to know.

Jacob Batalon’s girlfriend and her dad knowing the big secrets of Spider-Man: No Way Home probably was going to set off too many alarms at Marvel Studios. However, in the same way that the woman nearly told her dad, dad could have easily mentioned it to one other person, and if that chain continues, eventually that sort of news is going to get out

Overall, everybody did a pretty solid job keeping the secret, including, shockingly, Tom Holland. While there were rumors, nobody was truly sure what we would get in Spider-Man: No Way Home until the moment we saw Andrew Garfield appear. Just like, despite more rumors, nobody is quite sure if we’ll see him or Tobey Maguire in the MCU again in any upcoming Marvel movies

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.