The Marvel Cinematic Universe would possibly nonetheless have a rocky street forward for probably the most well-known Marvel hero. However for now, Spider-Man is definitely included within the MCU’s rapid plans. After the earth-shattering mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: Removed from Residence, followers are curious what the sequel has in retailer. And if some have their method, an Oscar-winning actor would be a part of the solid.

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Followers have by no means met the Uncle Ben to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker

A technique by which Marvel has distinguished Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from earlier incarnations is by skipping an origin story. Each the 2000s trilogy and the 2 Superb Spider-Man movies instructed pretty linear tales of how Peter Parker acquired his powers. And every gave Uncle Ben’s — performed by Cliff Robertson and Martin Sheen, respectively — loss of life an integral position.

To make sure that it didn’t retread the identical floor, the MCU has ignored Uncle Ben virtually completely. Each movies vaguely allude to his existence. In Removed from Residence, as an illustration, Peter’s baggage bears his uncle’s initials. So Uncle Ben is, in reality, canon, opposite to what some followers consider. However we’ve nonetheless by no means gotten a glimpse into Peter’s bond with him.

As a substitute, the primary two MCU Spider-Man films deal with Peter’s relationship with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). This was a smart resolution on the time, because it immediately connects Spidey to the MCU. Now that Stark exited the sequence in epic style, the MCU nonetheless gave Peter a fallen mentor. However what if the films lastly acknowledge he isn’t the primary surrogate father Peter has misplaced?

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Followers know precisely who they need to play the MCU’s Uncle Ben

Not all followers agree whether or not the MCU’s Spider-Man needs to bring Uncle Ben in in any respect. But when he does present up, followers have a fairly sturdy consensus about who ought to play him: Oscar winner Joe Pesci.

“Desirous about it, based mostly on what a buddy of mine mentioned, I wouldn’t thoughts if Joe Pesci performs Uncle Ben within the MCU. Plus, would possibly make for a pleasant change of tempo for him to play a heat, father determine,” one user tweeted. Another echoed that: “What if… and listen to me out on this… within the third MCU Spider-Man, we lastly get flashbacks of Uncle Ben and he’s performed by Joe Pesci.”

The principle motivation behind getting Pesci — finest recognized for films like Residence Alone and Goodfellas — is to reunite him with Marisa Tomei. The 2 actors starred within the hit 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny. And MCU followers need to see them again collectively, even when it’s briefly. In any case, Tomei additionally starred with Downey in 1994’s Solely You earlier than the MCU. So there’s a precedent.

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The third Spidey movie may very well be the right place for a Joe Pesci cameo

If the MCU was ever going to faucet into Uncle Ben, now’s the time. As talked about, Stark’s loss of life clears the best way for Peter to replicate on his uncle’s loss of life. Since Spider-Man 3 will doubtless see him questioning his superhero future, a flashback overlaying the incident that first impressed him is vital.

From a sensible standpoint, Pesci solely not too long ago got here out of retirement for The Irishman. And if the MCU is into the concept of casting him, they higher act rapidly. Previous to 2019, Pesci’s final main film position was 2006’s The Good Shepherd. The MCU may in all probability get by with out Uncle Ben, however one scene may successfully decide up the place Spider-Man: Far from Home left off.

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