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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Uncle Ben Will Be in The Amazing Spider-Man Sequel, But Let’s Not Freak Out Just Yet

Martin Sheen has joked before about making Uncle Ben’s death in The Amazing Spider-Man a dream sequence so he could return in the sequel, and now it looks like he’s getting his wish, at least partially: Sheen has confirmed that he will indeed be reprising his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

In an interview with Irish talk show “The Late Late Show,” Sheen stated:

“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.”

There’s no reason to get up in arms about director Marc Webb retconning Uncle Ben’s death quite yet, though. Given how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is reportedly going to delve into the backstory of Peter Parker’s parents, which was teased in the first movie, I’m guessing that Uncle Ben will appear in a flashback, though a dream sequence is also a possibility.

In fact, I’ll go ahead and say that Uncle Ben won’t be back from the dead somehow (via dream sequence plot device, mysterious resurrection, as a zombie, etc.), as no one would be stupid enough to do that. Don’t prove me wrong, Webb. Don’t prove me wrong.

(via: Geek Tyrant)

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  • Anonymous

    It’s likely just a flashback sequence. If they’re shooting in England there will likely be more flashback stuff with Peter’s parents.
    Or maybe Uncle Ben was alive the whole time and Electro will throw him off the Brooklyn Bridge!

  • Heidi Mason

    I just watched the special features on the blu-ray… perhaps Denis Leary will also get his wish for Captain Stacy to be back, too *lol*

  • Michael Emig

    Are people actually freaking out about this? Does no one remember that Uncle Ben was in all three of the Raimi films?