They have their Peter Parker in Andrew Garfield, their Gwen Stacey in Emma Stone and their Lizard in Rhys Ifans, and now Sony has it’s Uncle Ben. According to THR Martin Sheen (The West Wing) is in final negotiations to join Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot as Peter Parker’s Uncle.
In the original trilogy Ben Parker was played by Oscar-winner Cliff Robertson and the character was killed in the first film by a criminal Peter failed to stop. His words of wisdom, “With great power comes great responsibility,” inspired Peter to become Spider-Man. No word yet on whether the character will meet a similar fate in Marc Webb’s version.
Spider-Man will begin filming next month for a July 2012 release. Who should play Aunt May?