"With great power comes great responsibility" might have been the mantra for Peter Parker to grow into a full-fledged superhero, which we have seen in earlier films. But this time MCU is reluctant to focus on the character of Uncle Ben who had actually passed on those lines to Peter Parker.
According to Eric Hauserman Carroll, the co-producer of Spider-Man: Homecoming feels that the new Spider-Man film is more light-hearted and fun-filled than its previous versions.
"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 details that a little." Said Carroll.
"And again, what we're trying to tell is this sort of fun story of the kid who is doing all the wrong things for the right reasons. And once you do that, it stops becoming a fun movie about a kid trying to be a kid. He's mourning the loss of a parent." He stated further.
"They talk about Ben, absolutely. It's not... it's not a huge thing that I want to go into too much, but there is an acknowledgement that there was a Ben. ... He's not around anymore, for sure. They talk about that." Added the co-producer.
"We don't go into any specifics. ... We're implying he's dead. We have not at all, again, gone into trying to change his origin story." Eric Carroll explained further.