Okay, this isn’t too surprising given that the memory of Uncle Ben is a key emotional hook for Peter Parker in both the comics and movies, but it looks like the dead will rise (kind of) for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Hitting Ireland’s “The Late Late Show” last week to talk about his human rights project “Voices From The Front Line,” Martin Sheen revealed that he’s taken the call to come off the bench for the Spidey sequel. “Well they called me back, I don’t know what the part’s going to be but I’m going to be Uncle Ben once again in ‘Spider-Man’ next year. We shoot in February,” he told host Ryan Tubridy. Of course, since he died in the last movie, it’s pretty safe to say he’ll be relegated to flashbacks.
Sheen joins the growing cast that includes newcomers Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley with the returning Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Marc Webb directs and the film hits on May 2, 2014. [ComingSoon]