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Martin Sheen Back As Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Fans of Sony’s Spider-Man franchise haven’t seen the last of Uncle Ben.

Veteran actor Martin Sheen, who played the pivotal role in director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, revealed during a weekend appearance on Ireland’s The Late Late Show that he’ll be returning for the 2014 sequel.

“Well, they called me back,” he said while promoting Voices From the Front Line. “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.”

Presumably, Ben will be seen in a flashback or in a dream sequence, as opposed to, I don’t know, some unseemly twist on “The Clone Saga” (though wouldn’t that be a surprise). In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Uncle Ben (played by Cliff Robertson) was shown after his death both in flashbacks and a dream sequence.

Sheen joins returning stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, as well as new additions Jamie Foxx as Electro, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. Presumably Sally Field will also reprise her role as Aunt May. The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

(via ComingSoon)


  • David

    Ugh, as much as I loved Sheen, having Uncle Ben appear in flashbacks/dream sequences is the wrong move if you want to distance yourself from the previous iteration of Spider-man. I can’t be the only one who is having uncomfortable flashbacks to that awkward scene of Tobey and Cliff in the ghost car from Spider-man 2

  • Mark

    I liked Amazing Spiderman, but it left more to be desired. How about a film where Spider-man is actually an older man? Now Spiderman Reign old, but someone more mature, where Parker is a teacher of science, etc etc. Let’s get rid of the high school stuff that’s been done to death, and focus on Spiderman as an older adult, 35 yrs old or so. Perhaps a grittier spidey? Don’t think it will ever happen, but it would be cool to see.

  • mel

    Spider-man works better as a teenager.