Far From Home Set Photos Confirm Iconic Comic Book Couple

A classic Marvel comics pair is paired into Spider-Man: Far from Home, while the new photos show Betty Brant (Angourie Rice) holding hands with Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). The photos also seem to confirm that J.B. Smoove, whose role has been a mystery so far, plays one of the teachers at the Midtown School of Science and Technology.

In the comics, Peter Parker encounters The Daily Bugle on Betty and Ned, where both work (Ned as a journalist and Betty as secretary to J. Jonah Jameson). In Spider-Man: Homecoming, however, they were Peters classmates instead of his colleagues. Ned is Peter’s best friend and one of the few who knows his secret identity, while Betty is Peter’s best friend of love interest, Liz, and also the host of the school news program uncomfortable

True to its title, Spider-Man: Far From Home has traveled around Europe, first in London and then in Prague, and scenes are currently being shot in Venice. The film seems to revolve around Peter and his friends making a school trip across the continent. The last pictures show that the children are easily attacked by some pigeons, which is entertaining in itself, but there are two particularly interesting details that should be emphasized. First, you can see how Betty is holding someone’s hand, which, although it usually has no frame, is almost certainly Ned. Second, see J.B. Smoove accompanies the kids with Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr), so he’s probably playing with one of the midtown masters.

Betty Brant was romantically involved in the comics by Peter sometime, but in the end she married Ned. Mary Jane Watson was the bridesmaid at the wedding, and Peter was Ned’s best man. We probably should not expect to hear the wedding bells for the movie versions of Betty and Ned yet, but it’s good to see Far From Home put them together, especially since Liz went to Homecoming and Betty left without her best friend.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie will be released after the epic closing of next year, Avengers 4. Like Ant-Man and Wasp this year, Far From will be a little lower at home. Betting adventures so that Marvel fans are decompressed by what Avengers 4 throws. Of course, the big question remains how to bring Peter back to life so that he can go on a school trip because the last time we saw him went out. Peter will never have a girlfriend of her own if there is only a pile of ash on Titan.

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