Kevin Feige has already made it quite clear that they aren’t going to cover Spider-Man’s origin story for the 10,000 time in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ and now that seems to include Uncle Ben as well. Yes, the man might be known for famously coining the term “With great power comes great responsibility” that Peter Parker lives his life by but he not only not referenced in the upcoming Spidey film, but there are no plans to do so at this time. His death is as much of a part of Parker’s persona as Bruce’s parents were to make him Batman.
It’s almost refreshing to hear that they don’t plan on telling it to us, again.
While Co-producer Eric Carroll mentioned that he would be referenced it was clarified by director Jon Watts in a recent interview over at Uproxx where he stated:
“I wanted to make sure that nothing like that was dwelled on because I did want to focus on just the excitement of what it would be like to be 15 and to have those powers. So, you know, what happens in the movie is what has happened, but it’s still a jumping-off point to see where else we can go.”
While it wouldn’t surprise me if we get a one-off about Uncle Ben in the next installment, I do feel that not taking the time to re-tell his death or change his story is the way to go. We don’t need ten minutes of how Peter failed at doing the right thing and is emotionally paying for it for the rest of his life. You can show it to us without telling the same story once again, and I think Marvel Studios gets it.
Are you happy that we don’t have to see once more Uncle Ben get shot by the thief from Parker’s wrestling match? Do you think that they’ll touch upon it at all down the line? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Screen Rant