Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling director Jon Watts has opened up about Uncle Benâ€™s position within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, teasing that the creatives on the studio are nonetheless making an attempt to determine precisely what to do with the pivotal character.
The dying of Ben, who was beforehand performed by Cliff Robertson and Martin Sheen in Spider-Man and The Wonderful Spider-Man, is integral within the growth of Peter Parker. Nevertheless, because the debut of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil Warfare, the one member of Parkerâ€™s household weâ€™ve been launched to is Marisa Tomeiâ€™s Aunt Could.
Eagle-eyed viewers would have noticed a reference to Uncle Ben, although, in Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling, as Parker was seen utilizing his outdated suitcase. This provokedÂ Display screen CrushÂ to ask Watts whether or not Uncle Ben exists within the MCU, to which he emphatically responded, â€œSure. Undoubtedly. Did you discover his initials on Peter’s suitcase?”
Two years in the past, although, whenÂ Display screen CrushÂ requested Watts that exact same query he was way more reluctant about whether or not Uncle Ben could be a part of this world. What modified?
â€œWe knew we werenâ€™t going to inform an origin story, so we simply averted speaking about that in an excessive amount of element. I didnâ€™t wish to reveal an excessive amount of.â€
â€œIt was much more delicate of a problem to not be doing an origin story after we have been speaking about Homecoming … again then, folks have been saying â€˜Why are you making one other Spider-Man film?â€™ The main focus was on exhibiting folks issues that they’d by no means seen earlier than, not retelling that origin.â€
In relation to Uncle Benâ€™s present place within the MCU Watts was way more ambiguous, including, â€œWe donâ€™t know â€¦ We by no means particularly say something about him. So whether or not or not heâ€™s round or not â€¦ Every little thingâ€™s on the desk, is how I prefer to say it.â€
However whereas Watts is preserving the presence of Uncle Ben very a lot beneath wraps, Tom Holland beforehand informedÂ UproxxÂ that he really believes Robert Downey Jrâ€™s Iron Man really performed that position within the growth of his Peter Parker.
â€œI feel he in all probability was. I feel he in all probability was, you already know? I feel he was very, very a lot took on the mantle as his father determine, and shedding him is a big blow to Peter Parker clearly.â€
Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling is now in cinemas.