They say three’s a charm, but not in the case of Uncle Ben’s death scene.
While Uncle Ben died twice before: once in the 2002 Sam Raimi Spider-Man (played by Cliff Robertson) and a second time in the Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man (played by Martin Sheen), it won’t be happening for a third time in the Tom Holland reboot.
Spider-Man reboot director Jon Watts told Empire Magazine (via Yahoo) more of what Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige has been saying, which is no origin story.
“There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben,” Watts said, with mention of how he likes the idea of their plan to feature a teenage Peter Parker. “I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.”
Regarding Tom Holland, who is 19-years-old and hails from the UK, Watts offers he is the perfect Wall Crawler.
“Tom was pretty perfect. He’s very athletic. He can actually do a backflip! If he didn’t already capture the spirit of the character, with that on top the kid is Spider-Man.”
Tom Holland will first appear as Peter Parker in “Captain America: Civil War” out next May followed by the standalone Spider-Man movie set for a 2017 release; Marisa Tomei is rumored for Aunt May.