Martin Sheen to Return as Uncle Ben in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

The actor confirms that director Marc Webb's superhero sequel will begin shooting in February.
Martin Sheen returns as Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Martin Sheen returns as Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
We know that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will featuring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, returning as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Another star from The Amazing Spider-Man is now confirmed to return for the sequel as well, with Martin Sheen once again playing Uncle Ben.

Take a look at what he had to say on the Irish talk show The Late Late Show last week.

"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."

True to Spider-Man lore, Uncle Ben died in The Amazing Spider-Man, so Martin Sheen will most likely return for a few flashback scenes. Either that, or he will be pulling an Obi-Wan Kenobi. We'll keep you posted if any more character details are released.

Marc Webb is directing from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Martin Sheen, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Stan Lee, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones, Jamie Foxx. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

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Comments (17)

  1. Dan

    Meh movie/series, so I could care less.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  2. Zak Lee Ferguson


    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  3. ChiRep_1

    This is old news, still great to hear he played Uncle Ben just right

    1 year agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  4. masterofthemoon

    He'll get the flashback treatment like in the other Spider-Man films, I really don't see this as big news.

    1 year agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    Guh. Hated his rendition of Uncle Ben. :/

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. Roberto Mata

    Is Either a Flashback or an Illution, when Spidey gets struck by Electro's Lightning, That's my guess.

    1 year agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  7. The_Crow2k

    Next will be Spidey losing his powers and Doc O..I mean, Electro! will try to rob a bank?

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  8. Xenon

    Just move on and leave him out of it.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag

  9. The Real Goku

    @Agent-Cooper@justatadmatt then why being back uncle Ben? I liked the first one but I hope they will pick up the pace in the next one

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  10. Agent-Cooper

    @therealGoku Well, this is a sequel so there will probably not be a whole lot of origin stuff.

    1 year agoby @Agent-CooperFlag

  11. zeus

    Ok, flashbacks,let's leave it at that.!!

    1 year agoby @zeusFlag

  12. justatadmatt

    @therealGoku webb and garfield both said that they are more excited for this sequel than the first one because they get to stray away from the origin and create more of an original story and adventure...

    1 year agoby @justatadmattFlag

  13. The Real Goku

    These reboots piss me off. We know the origins already! Just got on with the action and story. We don't need origins in EVERY movie. Damn

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  14. supermanvenom

    He needs to say the famous line damn it.

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  15. SpaceCowboy

    This... isn't going to be like Spider-Man 2, right?

    1 year agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  16. skywise

    Flashbacks I expect.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag