One of the minor criticisms often lobbed at Spider-Man Homecoming is that Tony Stark, with his lessons and years of wisdom that he shares with Peter Parker, often feels like a stand-in for Uncle Ben, even though Stark himself isn’t even in Homecoming that long. Now granted, the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb films have both touched upon Uncle Ben, so perhaps Marvel Studios wanted to move past territory that the audience was already familiar with in order to focus on a more established Spider-Man. But now one fan believes that Tony could take on characteristics of Ben’s arc in Avengers: Endgame.
The theory postulated over on Reddit is that we didn’t see Uncle Ben die or even get a direct reference to him in Homecoming — or even Captain America: Civil War — because the Russos are prepping Tony to take on that role. How’s that? Well, Tony recruits Peter in Civil War, watches him from afar and then later rebukes him for his errors in Homecoming, and then officially makes him an Avenger in Avengers: Infinity War. And then Peter didn’t feel so good, as Tony was left to watch Peter turn to dust before his eyes.
Now we already know at this point that Peter Parker will be back not just for Avengers: Endgame, but Spider-Man: Far From Home as well, but the theory stated is that once all of the deaths as a result of the Thanos snap are undone, Peter will find himself in danger once again. It’s at this point that Tony will make the ultimate sacrifice and die to save Peter’s life, thus mirroring what’s often done with Uncle Ben. Here, have a look at the theory for yourself.
Given how often some claim that Tony is a stand-in for Uncle Ben, it remains to be seen how this theory would rub those who feel Tony plays too big a role in Peter’s life even though, again, when looking at Homecoming as a whole, Tony’s in very little of the actual movie. But should Tony pay the ultimate price and die in Avengers: Endgame, do you think this would be a good way for Mr. Iron Man to go out? What do you think of the theory? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.