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Martin Sheen to Play Uncle Ben

The famed actor will play the role of Uncle Ben in the next Spider-Man film

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Martin Sheen will play the role of Uncle Ben in the next Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, set to swing onto the bigscreen in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The famed actor, known for his roles in "Apocalypse Now," "The American President" and "The Departed" as well as a seven-year turn as President Josiah Bartlet in "The West Wing," will join Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as the film's villain under the direction of Marc Webb.

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stevefantastic
stevefantastic

LOL Well said, KAWS! I couldn't agree more! I couldn't stand seeing Maguire's trance-like face mumbling his lines as if he'd taken three Oxy's too many. He didn't LOOK like Peter at all, either. He is male and has brown hair, and that's where it stops. I think the scripts were pathetic also. -- Here's hoping the next film will get it right.

KAWS
KAWS

Oh please, will you all stop saying that you're not going to see the film. It's not like you have a girlfriend to be with instead. You'll be seeing it, trust me, you've got nothing else going on. Besides, what true Spider-Man fan wants to keep watching Sam Raimi butcher Spider-Man's characters to death. I guess you like seeing Spider-Man dancing like Jim Carrey in THE MASK, eh? Raimi was a horrible choice to helm this franchise, between the cheesy and juvenile direction and him having no clear vision for the sequels, be glad he's gone. Unless you call killing off all of Spider-Man's villains and casting Tobey "The Mute with no personality" Maguire and Kirsten "The Living Vampire" Dunst a vision. I'm glad the The Three Stooges are finally gone from these films.

cfflpanthers
cfflpanthers

Spiderman is not in need of reboot so WHY?????

pharoah0552
pharoah0552

Gosh some of you people need to get a freakin pacifier and quit crying so what, im going to watch the movie regardless freakin cry babies lol you all should read yourselves, but anyways sounds I think he fits just fine can't wait for the movie the WAY IT SHOULD BE TOLD

Esean
Esean

@ knighty: Don't accuse Marvel, it's SONY who has the ultimate control until Marvel can get their rights back, which will probably be after this epic failure is released. And please don't say crap about the new Batman films, be glad it's not Joel Shumacher (however you spell his name).

rchurst
rchurst

While I think Martin Sheen is a good choice to play the iconic role of Uncle Ben, I won't be seeing this movie. There was no reason to re-boot the franchise. It just needed a 'shot in the arm' with either a new director and/or new writer(s). Sorry, Marvel. You lost a ticket buyer.

riderman555
riderman555

Rebooting the story of spiderman is totally big mess!Didnt you guys consider the collectors and the avid fans of spidey!, hell they're freaking mad!because those who bought, dvd copies, damn sure they will damped their collection because of this reboot, thinking of that they waste their effort and money...

riderman555
riderman555

How can you do the next movie of spidey, that will catch up more attentions from the people who are confused and annoyed!we want new surprises in the next version of spiderman,What twist the new movie can give?

timotheus1969
timotheus1969

I can't believe they are doing the origin again. I wish they would have continued with the original film series. Did the original cast want to do another film, or what? If not, then maybe they could recast every so often like the do with the James Bond films.

hulkgeorge
hulkgeorge

You know honestly I'm with them starting over as long as they fix the mistakes they made in the first origin movie

trevtalk
trevtalk

Do we really need to see the origin story again? Dull! Dull! Dull!

knighty
knighty

HEY MARVEL!!!!!!!!! Enough already!!!! You are making this franchise into how Batman went. You have made me completely uninterested in anymore Spiderman movies and I have collected his comic exclusively for the past 30 years.

ArchangelDRMRS
ArchangelDRMRS

HEY MARVEL!!!! fix your links!! pics don't open, links are missing, pages don't fully load pictures!!

cyclopsjx
cyclopsjx

Well, so much for glossing over the origin story a la "Incredible Hulk". It's a shame they apparently feel the need to tell us how Peter became Spider-Man yet again when pretty much everybody knows his origin story. It's about as well-known as "Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered by a burglar" and "Baby Kal-El crash-landed at the Kent's farm".

dveypresh
dveypresh

cant believe that its starting all over again. shudda done the clone saga