While he’s not expected to be resurrected in a Christ-like fashion, Martin Sheen has confirmed he’s been asked back to portray Peter Parker’s tragic Uncle Ben for Marc Webb’s superhero sequel THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. The role this time around will no doubt be similar to that of the late Cliff Robertson’s extended flashback cameo for Sam Raimi’s bloated SPIDER-MAN 3, reminding us all that ‘with great power, comes great responsibility’ (just said in the different way this time around to avoid a touch of plagiarism).
Here’s what Sheen had to say…
They’ve called me back, I don’t know what the part is gonna be, but I’m going to be Uncle Ben once again in ‘Spider-Man’ next year. We shoot it in February.
He’ll join the cast that will also see the return of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Sally Field with new recruits coming in the form of Shailene Woodley as Mary-Jane Watson, Dane DeHaan taking the role of Harry Osborne and Jamie Foxx will be villain Max Dillon aka Electro.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 will swing into cinemas 2nd May 2014.