Now that having your character killed off doesn’t necessarily mean the end of you pretending to be him in future film installments, the creative types working over on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have apparently called back Martin Sheen with such things in mind. The actor, who played the forever-doomed-to-be-murdered-in-the-first-entry-to-a-Spider-Man-franchise Uncle Ben, is returning for another whirl.
And, yes, he died, but now – like that other less famous Uncle Ben in Sam Raimi’s trilogy – he’ll be presumably returning for an inspirational flashback sequence, though we’d prefer it not to be in a lens flare-addled car this time around, ’cause we didn’t like that. Speaking out on his return to the franchise, Sheen said:
“They’ve called me back. I don’t know what the part is gonna be, but I’m going to be Uncle Ben once again in Spider-Man next year. We shoot it in February.”
Uncle Ben, of course, is the guy that inspires Peter Parker to actually become Spider-Man, what with his famous words of wisdom: “With great power, comes great responsibility.” This mantra continues to plague Spider-Man throughout his career as a superhero, however, given that it’s somewhat his fault that poor Uncle Ben got murdered in the first place. So there’s that.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to continue the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), presumably as he learns to get to further grips with his new powers and enters a sexy love triangle with both Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and Mary-Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley). Then Jamie Foxx (in talks to play villain Electro) will bust in and, like, try to lightning up the place or whatever it is that his pissed-off-with-the-world-and-probably-seeking-revenge-and-taking-it-out-on-Spider-Man character does.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd, 2014 and is (once again) set to be directed by Marc Webb, who could have only been hired because of his surname.
Source: Total Film