Wasn’t it nice to have Martin Sheen in The Amazing Spider-Man, to receive that grounding amidst the problematic CGI and weird plotting? Those behind the reboot were so keen on his work, in fact, that they’ve decided to dig up Uncle Ben’s bones. Although his death was, as with every iteration of this story, the instigation for Peter Parker’s transition into web-slinging crime fighter, the actor has (basically) announced that he — not at all unlike Cliff Robertson in the prior trilogy, as you might remember — will return in 2014’s sequel.
“I’m going to be Uncle Ben in Spider-Man once again next year. We shoot it in February.”
The aforementioned Robertson made his later appearances through flashbacks or dreams, and unless Marc Webb is taking this franchise in a much more mystical direction than what’s been seen before — well, I won’t count on that. Expect to see Andrew Garfield fall asleep, see Sheen, have an inspiration speech thrown his way — yes, they’ll recycle that Spider-Man 2 usage — and find the courage to take on Jamie Foxx‘s Electro. Don’t complain: you didn’t expect anything much different, but you probably didn’t expect to get him back in the first place. Consider how little investment I have in the first place, it’s easy to take one cause if it also means the other.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open on May 3rd, 2014.
What are your thoughts on Sheen making his re-entry into the Spider-Man series, if any such exist?
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