Don't Expect To See Uncle Ben In The MCU Anytime Soon

Somebody else will have to give Spidey's pep talks.

Uncle Ben Dead
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Uncle Ben is an importance source of motivation for Peter Parker, but it seems he'll have to look for pep talks elsewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The man famous for his lectures on power and responsibility does not feature in Spider-Man: Homecoming, nor do there appear to be any plans to introduce him to the MCU.

Speaking to Uproxx, Homecoming director Jon Watts explained his decision to omit Uncle Ben from the movie.

“I wanted to make sure that nothing like that was dwelled on, because I did want to focus on just the excitement of what it would be like to be 15 and to have those powers. "So, you know, what happens in the movie is what has happened, but it’s still a jumping-off point to see where else we can go.”

Although Uncle Ben's death proves catalytic in Spider-Man's origin story, his absence in Homecoming makes sense considering Marvel Studios promised it wouldn't be retreading old ground in the reboot.

Spidey can next be seen in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, but don't ask lead actor Tom Holland for an inside scoop on that one - he's not allowed to see the script.

He told the Toronto Sun...

“I don’t know anything about it or what it’s about. I know who the villain is, but that’s it. They don’t let me read anything because I’m so bad at keeping secrets.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into UK cinemas on 7 July.

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