With news that Spider-Man and Marvel Studios have parted ways (again?), it makes me wonder if there will be another Spider-Man reboot of some kind.

And if that is the case, will Uncle Ben die yet again in the series? And that makes me wonder how many times Uncle Ben has died in the history of Spider-Man being on film and TV.

So how many times have viewers had to rewatch the death of Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben in the history of Spider-Man on the big and small screen?

Looking for answers that include animated films and TV shows as well as live-action films and TV shows.

Uncle Ben dying in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” (2002).


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Uncle Ben has died onscreen 9 times (so far).

Earliest death I can find is in 1967 animated TV show:

Second time in 1982 in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends:

Then in 1994 during Spider-Man (1994 TV series):

Then in the Spider-Man Unlimited intro from 1999:

Then in live-action Sam Raimi film trilogy where his death was shown in the first film from 2002:

…and then elaborated in the third film in 2007 with Sandman involvement.

After that in The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV series) from 2008:

Then in live-action reboot film The Amazing Spider-Man from 2012:

And after that Ultimate Spider-Man in 2012:

And latest in 2017's animated show:

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    The death wasn't depicted in Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse but it introduced the theory of multiple universes, so many Uncle Ben's have died to bring us this information :)
    – m1gp0z
    Aug 21, 2019 at 18:12
  • Counting those up, that makes nine on-screen deaths. You may want to edit that into the top of your answer just for extra clarity.
    – F1Krazy
    Aug 22, 2019 at 12:28
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    Wow, thoroughly answered! Aug 23, 2019 at 20:25

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