‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Trailer Includes First Mention Of Uncle Ben

Uncle Ben has had his first official reference in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Some in fandom have pointed out that since Peter’s first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, there hasn’t been a reference to Uncle Ben. Even in Homecoming, he wasn’t a part of the conversation. Though as it’s been stated since the lead up to Homecoming, Uncle Ben is already familiar to the general audience due to his death and influence on Peter being seen twice between the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films and the Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man films.

So there wouldn’t be a real need at this point to reference a character that audiences may have a general familiarity with at this point. But the trailer for Far From Home does have a quick reference to Ben. As you’ll quickly notice in the trailer, Peter’s suitcase has the initials “BFP,” a reference to Ben Parker. It’s quick, but a nice acknowledgement of the fact that Peter’s other mentor figure is still very much a part of his life. Here, check out the brief acknowledgement of Ben in the tweet below.

While not spoken, the reference does enough to hopefully cement in people’s minds that Uncle Ben remains an influence in Peter’s life after his death. Plus, this actually did make it into the film in comparison to the cut line from Homecoming in regards to Ben’s clothing. Still, what do you think of the quick nod to Uncle Ben in Far From Home? Do you still hope for a name drop or would you prefer all hints and references to him in the MCU remain more subtle? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Micheal Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Acar, J. B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii and Hemky Madera.

The film will swing into theaters on July 5, 2019.

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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

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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

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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 AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

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

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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

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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.

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