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Martin Sheen's Uncle Ben Returns For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Shooting Starts In February

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 10, 2012 10:51 AM
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Okay, this isn't too surprising given that the memory of Uncle Ben is a key emotional hook for Peter Parker in both the comics and movies, but it looks like the dead will rise (kind of) for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Hitting Ireland's "The Late Late Show" last week to talk about his human rights project “Voices From The Front Line,” Martin Sheen revealed that he's taken the call to come off the bench for the Spidey sequel. "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," he told host Ryan Tubridy. Of course, since he died in the last movie, it's pretty safe to say he'll be relegated to flashbacks.

Sheen joins the growing cast that includes newcomers Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley with the returning Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Marc Webb directs and the film hits on May 2, 2014. [ComingSoon

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  • Liz | December 11, 2012 3:07 PMReply

    I am very interested to see how Uncle Ben will be included in the sequel, and what the flashbacks will reveal. This movie is supposed to focus more on Peter’s parents, so it would make sense if he was in flashbacks with them. I have been discussing this issue with a coworker at DISH and we think that he knew more about the secrets of Peter’s parents than he let on. I can’t wait to find out, I am so glad that my coworker convinced me to watch the first Amazing Spiderman. I was very hesitant, but eventually gave in and rented it using Blockbuster@Home from DISH. I loved that with my busy schedule, it was so easy to get it delivered in the mail. I also liked that I had the option of exchanging it in the store if I was feeling really impatient. The original did a really nice job of sticking with the comics, and I loved Martin Sheen’s take on Uncle Ben. As such an important person in Peter’s life, I can’t wait to find out more about him.

  • knative | December 10, 2012 11:24 AMReply

    Ugh. That Uncle Ben character was such a nag. I was glad he was killed. Nag. Nag. Nag. That's all Spiderman's friends and family are good for. Gwen Stacy wasn't a nag, but Mary Jane. Man I wish she died in the Raimi films too.

  • Real | December 10, 2012 1:50 PM

    LMAO! This is so true. One of the reasons I couldn't bear Dunst's MJ.

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