‘Spider-Man’ Lands Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben!

The legendary actor will star as Peter Parker's wise guardian in Marc Webb's highly-anticipated reboot.
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Martin Sheen will play Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man rebootHeat Vision Blog is reporting that Martin Sheen is in final talks to portray Uncle Ben in the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot.

Uncle Ben plays a pivotal role in Peter Parker's transformation into Spider-Man in the comic books, and in the original 2002 Spider-Man movie, where he was portrayed by Cliff Robertson.

Marc Webb is directing the movie from a script by James Vanderbilt. The Marvel Comics adaptation is expected to begin principal photography next month, so we'll likely be hearing more casting tidbits regarding the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot in the very near future.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012.

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  • lane1 • 5 years ago



    • myluckyday • 5 years ago

      Awesome, I love Sheen!


      • err2005 • 5 years ago

        martin sheen is cool.


        • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

          he should be good as him


          • instead8909 • 5 years ago

            great choice


            • stiles • 5 years ago

              Perfect casting. Maybe they should cast Charlie as the run down, alcoholic burglar who murders him. It would save on make up.


              • nemesissis • 5 years ago

                @tyler13d Damn you tyler13, DAMN YOU!!!

                ... lol just kidding, good one


                • summit10 • 5 years ago

                  Martin Sheen will be great for Uncle Ben :)


                  • shuabert • 5 years ago

                    the casting just keeps getting better and better for this movie. As much as I was against the project, the way they're casting it is almost guaranteeing my ass in the seat.


                    • tyler13d • 5 years ago

                      SPOILER ALERT!! : ........he dies.......


                      • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                        @Spynet lmao agreed

                        This is a great choice for uncle ben though i wanted dustin hoffman to do this


                        • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                          Sheen's a great choice to play Uncle Ben, but I'm a little annoyed that this seems like an origin tale. We don't need to see how Peter Parker became Spider-Man again.


                          • narrator • 5 years ago

                            Fantastic. I hope this really plays out well. As I said, I am really liking the casting for these films.


                            • spynet315 • 5 years ago

                              @Mrman3810 have you ever heard of periods? Sentences? Coherence?


                              • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                I can totally see Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben.


                                • zanyzap • 5 years ago

                                  Great selection! Every bit of news raises my excitement.


                                  • jimthar • 5 years ago

                                    @iron monkey. i agree i've been waiting for the scorpion too.


                                    • diaigma • 5 years ago

                                      Wow. Martin "the man" Sheen as Uncle Ben? My pulse just quickened, in a good way :P


                                      • jimthar • 5 years ago

                                        oh this is awesome. love martin sheen.


                                        • moviegeek • 5 years ago

                                          Martin Sheen is sure getting around from big name production to the next.


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