According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Cromwell is set to walk the beat in Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man 3 as Captain Stacy, the father of Bryce Dallas Howard's character.

Sam Raimi is directing the movie, which is scheduled to roll this month. In the Amazing Spider-Man comic books, Stacy dies a heroic death as he saves a child during a battle between Spider-Man and another supervillain. Peter Parker love interest Gwen Stacy (Howard) ends up blaming Spider-Man for her father's death. Cromwell joins returning cast members Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco as well as Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church and Theresa Russell.

Brian B.