Martin Sheen joins Spider-Man reboot, Sally Field too?

News Simon Brew
5 Nov 2010 - 05:09

As Andrew Garfield gets set to become Spider-Man in the brand new film of the webslinger, it’s confirmed that Martin Sheen is signing up to be his Uncle Ben…

Well, if you're looking to add a bit of credibility to a project that's been taking a bit of a battering amongst fans of the franchise, then it's always worth calling on a president. In this case, President Jed Bartlet himself from The West Wing, aka Mr Martin Sheen.

Sheen is the latest addition to the cast of Sony's Spider-Man reboot, joining Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans and Emma Stone on the project. Sheen is set to play Uncle Ben in the movie, which will be arriving in cinemas on July 3rd, 2012.

SuperHeroHype broke the story, right here.

UPDATE: It's now being reported too that Sony has offered the role of Aunt May to Sally Field. There's no indication as to whether she'll take it or not, but the studio is clearly keen to topload the film with experienced talent, to balance out its otherwise young cast.

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