At this point, there’s no confirmation Adam Scott is actually playing Uncle Ben. However, The Cosmic Circus got the other casting correct in its initial article, so there may be something to the rumor. If he is Uncle Ben, he would be a much younger version who perhaps hasn’t even met Aunt May yet, another pivotal figure in Spider-Man’s mythology. There’s a chance he could meet her toward the end of the film to set up storylines for sequels, and then there’s also the matter of whom Emma Roberts might be playing.
Despite the trailer running for nearly three minutes, there’s still a lot audiences don’t see, namely Emma Roberts. Her character is also a mystery at this time, but The Cosmic Circus believes she could be playing Mary Parker, sister-in-law to Ben and mother of Peter. It’s reported Roberts’ character is pregnant in the film, which could mean she’s pregnant with Peter. The stage could be set for the Parker family to come together throughout the events of “Madame Web,” setting the stage for Spider-Man proper to enter the Sony Marvel universe.
Granted, this is all speculation, and Scott and Roberts could be playing completely different characters. However, the fact Sony is being so secretive with who these recognizable actors are playing does suggest they’re playing important parts. Their identities may be revealed later, or audiences may have to wait until “Madame Web” comes out in theaters on February 14, 2024, to learn the truth.