One of the most confusing aspects of the Tom Holland era Spiderman Movies are the lack of an Uncle Ben as seen in previous films. Instead of having a physical uncle Ben around to bond with Peter Parker, he probably died off camera before the film.
The MCU that did this was undoubtedly a smart choice after constant iterations of the Spider-Man origin story that always involved Uncle Ben. However, fans want Ben to have some respect in this new franchise.
How will they go about recognizing Uncle Ben once existing and apparently dying? Some fans of Reddit think it may be unlikely that the MCU will ever mention the character other than a few more passing pages.
How many mentions of Uncle Ben were there so far?
The version of Uncle Ben seen in the Tobey Maguire version of Spiderman was so compelling (played by the legendary Cliff Robertson), having another actor trying to fulfill it would be challenging. Not to be avoided after Martin Sheen portrayed Ben Parker in Andrew Garfield Spiderman movies.
Having Uncle Ben die twice in two different franchises – not including other variations – was easy to describe as overdose. A good argument can be made that the MCU that did not have Uncle Ben for Tom Holland’s take was a more insightful way to reinvent history.
However, some loyalists find it a little disrespectful to just never mention Ben. Fortunately, he was mentioned a couple of times in the first two films of the new trilogy. Most of this happened because Aunt May brought Ben’s suitcase.
Since May is much younger than previous incarnations, everyone must also assume that Ben Parker was younger than Uncle Ben seen before. But how did he die?
Fans want at least one firm mention of Uncle Ben
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With Spider-Man 3 on the agenda for the coming year, will there be more extensive mention of Uncle Ben to appease the fans? Over on Reddit, a fan thought it would be more than possible to name him, if they might explain how he died.
The original thread starter also had a good idea of how to approach me: “I recently thought of a scene in my head that is a little cool. Peter is on the run and he is alone in a warehouse or something, MJ goes there to see him and she asks him why and how he became Spider-Man. Peter talks about his uncle’s death and says he got a bit of a spider and so on. “.
As all Spider-Man fans know, Uncle Ben originally died in the hand of Flint Marko in the Tobey Maguire movies. In the Andrew Garfield movies, Ben died in the hand of a random criminal who had just robbed a convenience store.
Both of these declines were similar, leaving Ben’s death more of a mystery in the Holland films. To be probably younger, something tragic must have happened to make Aunt May a widow at such a young age.
Not having Uncle Ben around paved the way to Tony Stark
Having Tony Stark become a surrogate Uncle Ben to Peter Parker was a smarter move by the MCU. This was obviously the real reason Ben was never referenced so Parker could bond more solidly with Stark.
Based on how Parker knew Ben in previous films, there may have been some internal family friction that was not discussed. Most people remember when Parker hit on Uncle Ben by telling him he wasn’t his father.
Despite this, Parker felt intense guilt when Ben was killed. In the Tom Holland version, this debt seems to be significantly reduced, which made it a natural death rather than a tragic one.
If Parker now holds a torch for Stark, perhaps the audience will find out that the former did the same thing all the time for Ben and just keep it hidden. Or unless Ben was just separated from Aunt May’s life.