‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Set Video: The Death of Uncle Ben [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

amazing fantasy p11 Amazing Spider Man Set Video: The Death of Uncle Ben [Updated]

[UPDATE: As quickly as it appeared, Sony has pulled this video off the Web. We'll have to wait and see if it resurfaces.]

The spies have been like flies on the wall during the LA and NYC shoots of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man. The amateur paparazzi have been dutifully providing us hungry fans all over the Web with choice pictures and videos of everything from Spidey’s live-action web-slinging, to The Lizard’s (Rhys Ifans) makeup, to characters like Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) getting cute and cuddly with each other.

Today, however, brings the most juicy bit info spied on the set of Webb’s film: the now-famous “death of Uncle Ben” sequence, which leaves young Peter Parker forever imprinted with the mantra “With great power, comes great responsibility,” and sets the course for the young man with arachnid abilities to become the hero known as Spider-Man.

I won’t keep talking, we’ll just get right to it – here is Garfield as Peter, finding his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) at death’s door. Even though everybody knows that Uncle Ben dies, this is still considered a SPOILER for those who don’t want to know exactly how it goes down in Webb’s movie. WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK:

What do you think – does Garfield seem well-suited to handle the dramatic moments in Peter Parker’s life?

The Amazing Spider-Man will be in theaters on July 3, 2012.

Sources: YouTube via Comic Book Movie

Header Image from Amazing Fantasy #15 by Stan Lee, artwork by Steve Ditko

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  1. It’s not there lol.

  2. Yanked already?

  3. YouTube is down. The whole site. Working on it.

    • Thanks Kofi :)

  4. I’m pretty sure the NSA took it down.

  5. To quote ‘The Usual Suspects’: “And Just like that… he was gone…”

    I’m actually wondering IF the NSA didn’t just step in and handle that. That was REALLY STRANGE.

    1. Spidey video goes up
    2. All of YouTube goes down
    3. YouTube comes back – Spidey video is gone


    • NO! :(

  6. AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I hate being late for these kinda things!!!!

    • Youre not the only one lol…

      If anyone saw it can you please describe it? lol

      • Uncle Ben Dies… Peter is distraught.


        Im guessing it will be making its rounds here in a few.

  7. If you do a google search for “amazing spiderman uncle ben clip” you can find it on a few sites :)

  8. I hope someday there will be a spidey-movie where spidey is not played by a little kid.
    I want a badass, adult, at least 25 to 30 years old spidey, who is a realy good and experienced fighter and can kick some serious butt.
    With badass i mean no wolverine-style spidey of course, but someone who knows what he wants and what he can, and bring him to his limits (carnage anyone).
    He must keep his humor and his oneliners to some degree but when he fights a real threat he has to get in serious butt-kicking mode.
    I don´t want some whiney teenager with the problems of adolescence and girl acquisition-problems, agaiiiin!

    • You mean 500 Days of Spidey is not what you wanted?

  9. Yeah. Make Peter grow up.

    I know… make a GRITTY Spider-Man movie cos every bloody hollywood movie plans to make just that – GRITTY MOVIES.

    • They don´t mean gritty i think, they mean pimply.

  10. Yawn your negative comments bore me I cant wait for this Movie IT will be AMAZING!

  11. Aliens r us ,
    Andrew Garfield is 28 years old.

    • Yeah he’s 28 playing 17! It’s about the story for crying out loud. Why couldn’t they have picked a few choice issues of the comic, preferably “Amazing Spider man” and synthesized a script? Rehashing the origins does nothing for me and seems like a waste of money. People are anxious to see it though, so the marketing machine wins again over content, apparently.

      The whole price structure of theater attendance is flawed and I can’t see much sense seeing these things in theaters anymore. Most of these films are 100% digital conversions for the premium shows and that’s only about twice the resolution of home HD given most theaters are using Christie projectors. Since little or none are shot in native IMAX it doesn’t make sense to get hosed at $11 to $24 a head to watch this stuff. I can buy the Blu-Rays for that and seat the whole family instead of paying through the nose to put up with noisy theaters and people blocking my view for various reasons. On a recent outing a guy grabbed my knee by accident, stretching his arms to grab the back of his head! How embarrassing…

  12. Uncle Ben dies?!?!

  13. Can’t believe I missed it.

  14. I didn’t get to see the clip, but did it look like a flashback or part of the continuity of the film?

    If the death occurs during the course of the movie, I’ll be disappointed. Seems like a cop out or rehash of the story we already know. This is one of the reasons I’m not so excited about this film. They could have still rebooted without the WHOLE origin. Peter could already be Spidey, and they could show the Uncle Ben death as a flashback, sorta like Burton’s Batman.

    If Webb/Sony are going for a grittier tone, I would have liked the opening to be something like Spidey taking down some criminals, maybe get a little beat up because he’s still learning his powers. When he succeeds, bystanders berate him and police chase him because he’s a wanted fugitive. I think this would put the audience more in his perspective, like “why is he doing this when nobody appreciates him?” At some point in the first act we see the Ben flashback.

  15. dam it its down =(

  16. How about a Spiderman 2099 movie? THAT I would see.

    • Hmmm, Spidey 2099, if written well, could be a real draw for a movie audience. I would love to see that, but we could hold our breath forever on that, we’ll get this reboot, and then in 10 years, another reboot.

  17. Seen it already. So this is a REBOOT. Not interested. Not paying to see this film.

  18. Spidey in 2099 sounds like a great idea! Hope Hollywood can hear about this

    • since when does Hollywood pay attention to fans? they just want money. but, that would be a great idea