Why Uncle Ben Won’t Appear In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Uncle Ben Spider-ManSpider-Man’s origin is one of the most iconic in all of comics. With Uncle Ben’s death being the push Peter needed to don the red and blue tights. We’ve seen it Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy as well as Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man film. That being said, Uncle Ben won’t make an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Why was such and integral part of Spider-Man’s story cut out? We have the details.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Marvel head Kevin Feige talked about Uncle Ben’s omission.

“The truth is, we want audiences to bring their own… let them fill in the blanks right now. They’ve seen the other films. They’ve read comics. They can fill that in. That was a very purposeful decision we made not to retread that ground. There are little things that are said here and there that people can read into. What the specific facts are in the past, we don’t… we haven’t revealed yet.” 

Spider-Man’s origin has been told many times through all types of media – so it’s not surprising that they went this route. They have left the door open to explore in future films. Until then, we’ll have to fill in the blanks ourselves.

The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer).

For more news on Spider-Man: Homecoming stay tuned. Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.  A sequel is planned for release on July 5, 2019.

Source: Cinema Blend

7 Big Potential Changes For The Marvel Cinematic Universe After ‘Avengers 4’

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Marvel AvengersMarvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially said he’s holding back on reveals about the Marvel Cinematic Universe until after Avengers 4. With Feige holding information close to the chest, it seems likely big changes are set to hit the MCU soon.

Now that the MCU is more than fifteen films strong, I expect new characters and dramatic team shakeups soon so fans stay invested. There are a lot of things I wish could happen to the MCU, but I’m only talking about things I consider a real possibility here. Yeah, I’d love for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to join the MCU, but I don’t expect that anytime soon. At the moment, Captain America and Wolverine will never hit the trenches together, but just know that would be number 1 on my list if Fox and Disney had a better relationship.

Hit Next to learn about some of the changes I think are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future!

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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

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  • Ruben C Barron

    Why is these even being reported? We know why, they’ve already done it twice. There’s no need. Just like with Batman.