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.

Source: RTECBM

  • Good Ol’ J.R

    Jesus. Every darn news page rampantly re-posting the same regurgitated theory of how predictable Sheen’s appearance will take place. What about Chameleon.

  • Liz

    It is interesting that they are bringing back Uncle Ben, though I am sure it will be for a flashback. Many articles have reported that this movie will continue to explore the mystery behind Peter Parker’s parents. A coworker at DISH and I think that this sequel will show Uncle Ben’s involvement in his parent’s secrets. I am very interested to see where this leads; the possibilities for this sequel just keep improving. I am really glad that my coworker convinced me to watch the original; I was initially very hesitant to do so. But I eventually gave in and ordered it using Blockbuster @Home from DISH. With my busy schedule, I loved that it was so easy to get it delivered in the mail. I also love that I have the option of exchanging it in the store if I am feeling impatient. I really liked Martin Sheen in the first movie; he brought something different to Uncle Ben. I am excited to see what role he will play in this sequel, the wait to find out more is getting harder by the minute.