Although Uncle Ben won’t make an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming, star Marisa Tomei (Aunt May) says the character will still impact both Aunt May and Peter Parker (Tom Holland).
While speaking with ScreenRant, Marisa Tomei touched on Peter and May’s dynamic.
Well he’s playing it younger and he’s about 15 in this film. He’s in high school and so I think all the characters are a little bit younger. We’re really picking up — in Captain America, we really talked about the backstory, I mean the recent back story of losing Uncle Ben and now we’re kind of moving forward as a duo. We’re the real dynamic duo.
Even though May and Peter are moving forward after losing Ben, his loss still brings them together and shapes their interactions.
I think there’s a shared understanding of what we’ve both been through, and it makes us very reliant on each other, and watch out for each other, and really enjoy each other as well. She’s got to be sure he’s still having fun in the midst of all his studies. Even though he’s so capable and has so much potential as a student and as a protege of Stark Industries. But he also has got to get out there and have a party.
Not having to watch Uncle Ben die yet again is certainly a welcome change, but it’s still good to see that the filmmakers and writers wanted to honor his spirit and that part of Peter Parker’s backstory.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. 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).