'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.
Martin Sheen will play Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man reboot
Martin Sheen will play Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man reboot
Heat 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 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott. The film is directed by Marc Webb.



Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. Lane

    FAIL

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  2. Myluckyday

    Awesome, I love Sheen!

    4 years agoby @myluckydayFlag

  3. Err

    martin sheen is cool.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  4. Ryan Moran

    he should be good as him

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  5. Xenon

    great choice

    4 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  6. Stiles

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

    4 years agoby @stilesFlag

  7. Charles DeMar

    @tyler13d Damn you tyler13, DAMN YOU!!!

    ... lol just kidding, good one

    4 years agoby @nemesissisFlag

  8. Summit10

    Martin Sheen will be great for Uncle Ben :)

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  9. Josh

    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.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. tyler13d

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

    4 years agoby @tyler13dFlag

  11. Daveactor7

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

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  12. ejk1

    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.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. the Narrator

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

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. spynet315

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

    4 years agoby @spynet315Flag

  15. Dan

    I can totally see Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. ZanyZap

    Great selection! Every bit of news raises my excitement.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  17. Jimthar

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

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  18. Diaigma

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

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  19. Jimthar

    oh this is awesome. love martin sheen.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  20. moviegeek

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

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. angelheart1016

    I just hope Marc Webb will do a good reboot for Spider-man like Christopher Nolan did for Batman...

    4 years agoby @angelheart1016Flag

  22. T.Clark

    "Kid Curt Connors" is Connors' son, not a young version of him, which is perfectly acceptable. He does have a son in the comics.

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  23. skywise

    Doesn't this sound like they are going for the Ultimate Spiderman universe here?

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  24. bounded

    Hope it's just a flashback. There will be kid Peter Parker and Kid Curt Connors after all.

    4 years agoby @boundedFlag

  25. T.Clark

    Never would have thought of it, but "damn" is right. Too bad he'll die early...

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  26. Bane5000

    this is the only good news ive heard from this film, another wouldve been Stone playing MJ, but nooooo lol

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  27. I AM FRATSON

    damn. Nice casting choice!!

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  28. Remy72883

    ok as much as i am excited about this cause lets face it awesome actor, i hope he doesn't take the role never really saw him in this type of series and if its blows AGAIN dont want him getting slammed for it, if it works kick ass

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  29. joekerr2e

    Spot on casting.

    4 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  30. K.Guy

    @iron-monkey to me, I think they should have dropped the reboot and leave Spider-Man alone, because it is way too early to remake. + I don't think it's going to make much popularity after the $2,496,346,518 the trilogy received.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

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