Sheen Set For Spider-Man Role
The septuagenarian is set to play Uncle Ben, the legendary character whose murder is responsible for pushing Peter Parker into his career as Spider-Man, a superhero whose hands ejaculate webs. The role had previously been inhabited by Cliff Robertson in the earlier Sam Raimi adaptation.
Sally Field – of Mrs. Doubtfire and Forrest Gump fame – will join Sheen as Aunt May though Field’s involvement remains in limbo awaiting further confirmation.
The next Spider-Man feature is currently scheduled for a July 3rd 2012 release.