Aunt May and Uncle Ben are two very essential characters of Spider-Man universe and they can never be left out whenever there will be a talk about Spider-Man. In the recent time, Uncle Ben’s role in Spider-Man Homecoming is not something we know, we don’t even know if he’ll be there but all these speculations have been answered by Eric Carroll (co-producer) in an interview with ScreenRant.
In the statement he clarified that he originally hadn’t envisioned Uncle Ben as a part of the film physically although screening recognition might be there.
Here’s what he said about Uncle Ben’s role in Spider-Man Homecoming,
They talk about that, absolutely. It’s not a huge thing that I want to go into too much, but there is an acknowledgement that there was a Ben.
I mean we are implying he’s dead. We have not at all, again, gone into trying to change his origin story as far as I have been envisioning it. But we, just again, we thought that to keep this fun, light tone, as soon as they have to have their, like, ‘Let’s remember our dearly departed father figure’, it derails that a little……. and once you do that, it stops becoming a sort of fun movie about a kid trying to be a kid. He’s mourning the loss of a parent.
As it was earlier hinted and how MCU works, it had to have the light tone and the directors and the first trailer also focuses on that.
However, it feels like Marvel revealed too much in the trailer where every possible scene that could be a major part of the movie is shown which might create some problems for them.
Although, it would be really interesting to see Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland and Michael Keaton together in a superhero movie. Plus, there’s a small cameo of Captain America too.[via-ScreenRant]