Martin Sheen: Uncle Ben Returning For ‘Spider-Man 2’

Death isn’t always the end, especially where comic books are concerned. Case in point: Uncle Ben Parker, who died in the first “Amazing Spider-Man” movie, but will be back to give more sound, sage advice in the upcoming sequel.

Martin Sheen, who played Uncle Ben in the first “Amazing” movie, confirmed his participation in the sequel during a recent interview with Ireland’s “The Late Late Show” (according to The Playlist).

“Well they called me back, I don’t know what the part’s going to be but I’m going to be Uncle Ben once again in ’Spider-Man’ next year,” said Sheen, while promoting “Voice From the Front Line,” his new human rights project. “We shoot in February.”

We imagine that Ben’s role will be relegated to flashbacks and dream sequences (not unlike how Ben appeared in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy from time to time), and nothing more. Any kind of resurrection/robot/clone twist would be pretty close to the worst thing ever — but a look back on Ben’s relationship with young Peter Parker? We’re always game for that, especially if it comes with the full-fledged “with great power comes great responsibility” speech that was only summarized in “Amazing.”

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