Martin Sheen Joins Spider-Man Reboot Cast; Rhys Ifans "Excited" About His Paycheck
Posted 11.05.10 by Ryan
Director Marc Webb's upcoming reboot of Spider-Man just got a new cast member. Deadline reports that Martin Sheen has joined the cast as Peter Parker's Uncle Ben, the man who ultimately teaches Parker that with great power comes great responsibility.
Sheen joins a cast that includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Parker's love interest, Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as an unspecified villain, rumored to be the Lizard. In a recent interview, Ifans couldn't reveal what role he will play but did mention that he was "very, very excited" about the project.
It's a great script, great director and the money ain't bad.
James Vanderbilt adapted the screenplay for the untitled Spider-Man reboot, which opens July 3, 2012.