In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Spider-Man: Homecoming writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley discussed building the world of Peter Parker for the film and dived into a number of other topics. The duo had a particular mood in mind when set out to create Peter Parker’s own little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Goldestein stating that they “went in with a very John Hughes-ian sort of take” on what Marvel had given them, which included a “a laundry list of villains, friends of Peter Parker.” While the film has four other writers credited, it seems that it didn’t veer too far from their original ideas for it. Daley stated the following on the matter.
“It’s a coming-of-age story on every level. This is about a kid who doesn’t really know how to use his powers yet. I don’t think you could get away with a back story for Captain America where he doesn’t fit in with the Avengers.”
Additionally, when asked if there was ever a version of the script that included Uncle Ben, the writers confirmed that the line “all that she’s gone through” is indeed a reference to her deceased husband. Daley went on to further comment on the subject and mention a scene that they ultimately decided to nix from the script.
“We did talk about there being a scene where [May] references him directly. It was when [Peter] was getting ready for homecoming and the wardrobe she was giving Peter was all Uncle Ben’s clothes. It was a nice moment, but we also knew that it veered away from his arc. If you’re going to talk about someone’s death, you don’t want it to be a throwaway.”
While some might have hoped that they would touch on Uncle Ben, I’m actually glad they left that one unspoken after how heavily the previous films dived into it. Are you hoping they’ll touch on the subject in the future sequels? What do you think about the comments above? Let us know in the comments section below. Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently in theaters.