Uncle Ben makes a comeback in Spiderman: No Way Home

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“Spiderman: No Way Home” to get Uncle Ben back from his tragic death but in an exciting way. Here are the details.

Uncle Ben has and will always be one of the greatest guides or father figures Peter Parker could have. If it were not for Ben Parker, Spider-Man would never have been as it has been in all these years. Although Peter’s ability to transform into Spidey was due to a radioactive spider bite, his old man made the difference.


  • Marvel was able to take back Uncle Ben in Spider-Man as they did in the series
  • Uncle Ben in Spider-Man after “Spider-Man 3”
  • Toby Maguire as the new Uncle Ben

Debates about which Spider-Man movie is the best can have a varying response. But when it comes to big influences, the roles of Uncle Ben and OG Aunt May can not be discussed. Ben Parker’s death in the Spider-Man story and in real life has left a void that cannot be filled. So, how accurate is’Spider-Man: No Way Hometo get Uncle Ben back? Read on to know more.

Marvel was able to take back Uncle Ben in Spider-Man as they did in the series

Ben Parker’s death has always been central to the Spider-Man myth, and it still is today. When it comes to resurrections in the Marvel universe, Uncle Ben is one of the rare characters that has been brought to life again. Still, marvel has indicated Ben’s return on a number of occasions through Marvel Comics.

Marvel can get Uncle Ben back in Spider-Man
Marvel can get Uncle Ben back in Spider-Man

In “The Amazing Spider-Man # 498,” Dormammu and his army stormed Mindless One’s New York City on Peter Parker’s birthday. The attack resulted in the death of the majority of Marvel Universe’s heroes. Dr. Strange gives Peter a resurrected Uncle Ben as a birthday present to honor him for his bravery and stubbornness. After a short conversation, Peter Ben entrusts his satisfaction with the life he has built for himself. However, the spell lasts only a short while and Ben disappears into nothingness.

A version of Ben Parker from another world in Marvel’s multiverse appeared in “Friendly Neighbors # 7”. In “Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy”, the new Jackal wanted to use advanced cloning techniques to bring back countless people who had died around Spider-Man’s life over the years. Ben Parker could be resurrected by the jackal in other Spider-Man universes, according to Reilly’s revelations. Although he is tempted by the possibility, Peter rebukes the jackal.

Uncle Ben in Spider-Man after Spider-Man 3

In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Uncle Ben and Aunt May would have been married for 50 years if he had not died a fatal death in the first film. As much as his death hurt Peter, May and the audience, it made room for one of the greatest stories. Fans watched as Peter considered giving up his alter-ego in “Spider-Man 2”. But a look back at a physical representation of Uncle Ben encouraged him to continue as Spider-Man.

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Finally, Cliff Robertson remade his role as Uncle Ben with a small cameo in “Spider-Man 3”. Here, the audience witnesses a look back to the night of the murder through Sandman’s confession to Parker about what had actually happened that night. While fans imagined that the third film was over, Marc Webb’s reboot got Uncle Ben back in the flesh.

But this time, the role of Ben Parker was played by Martin Sheen. Regardless, Ben finds his tragic end again. Last time the fans heard Uncle Ben’s voice was inSpider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse‘as the late Cliff Robertson’s archival sound was played in the film.

Uncle Ben back in Spider-Man as a new variant

Spider-Man has always had an Uncle Ben, whether it’s in series or on screen. Spider-Man is usually inspired by his uncle’s untimely death to take up his duty as a protector of the Queen’s underdogs and become Spider-Man. In “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, Peter seemed to have found a new “guide” in Tony Stark aka Iron Man.

Although Holland’s Spider-Man has already lost a mentor, Tony Stark is not Uncle Ben. Parker’s uncle’s death is so fundamental to Peter Parker’s existence as a superhero that some longtime Spider-Man fans feel that MCU’s portrayal lacks an important component in Peter Parker’s character. Seeing him in “No Way Home” would not only be a joy, but it could also help MCU’s version of webslinger become more self-sufficient.

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With so many recognizable characters starring in “No Way Home”, and speculation that Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s repeat of Spider-Man would be featured in the film, fans have wondered if we will finally meet Uncle Ben. Although Holland’s Uncle Ben from Peter Parker’s Spider-Man seems to be gone a long time ago, will he come across a new Uncle Ben variant?

In addition to the fact that Uncle Ben’s death was the result of minor transgressions, his death also has significance for Peter’s development as a hero for other reasons. Many heroes lose loved ones to the brutal world and become vigilantes, but Uncle Ben taught Peter better. Ben teaches Peter that “with power comes great responsibility” in every version of the character he appears in.

Toby Maguire as the new Uncle Ben

For the upcoming film, many rumors began to circulate, highlighting Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield makes an appearance as their versions of Spider-Man. This can be done through a multiverse adventure. If this were true, one could imagine Master Wong playing a major role in changing reality.

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At the same time, fans suggest that it is possible that Maguire could be both Peter Parker and a double of MCU’s Ben Parker. That means he would be Spider-Man in real life, but he would also be Peter’s uncle Ben in MCU. That being said, if Maguire’s Spider-Man were also to become Uncle Ben’s double, it might be difficult for spectators to understand at first. But witnessing his uncle as Spider-Man would definitely have a profound influence on Holland’s Peter Parker.

What are your thoughts on Uncle Ben’s resurrection? Do you think Toby Maguire would do the role of Uncle Ben justice? Do you have any theories about Uncle Ben’s return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.