We all know that movies based on comic books often change or totally rewrite the history of our favorite character in an attempt to sell more tickets, but changing who killed Uncle Ben? Major Spoilers ahead.

We all know a no-good-dirty-theif killed Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben. The first Spider-Man movie even led us to believe this. Spider-Man 3 won’t be in theatre’s until next year, but already we find out history is rewriting itself. Instead of a no-name thug killing Uncle Ben, Sam Raimi may be writing a little more backstory on the Sandman.

A few days ago WireImage posted a whole slew of pictures taken on the streets of New York during the shooting of Spider-Man 3. On set were Cliff Robertson (Uncle Ben), Michael Poppajohn (the no-good-dirty-theif who original killed Ben), and Thomas Hayden Church (playing Sandman in S3). You can check out the pictures yourself right here.

So what does this mean? Could Sam Raimi, who fans have hailed as actually doing a comic book film adaptation right, actually be making the biggest mistake of his life, or is this really some attempt by the Venom symbiote to screw with Peter Parker’s mind?

Guess we’ll have to wait until next year to find out…

What are your thoughts? Which way is Raimi swinging on this one?


About Author

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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