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Uncle Ben Will Return In 'Amazing Spider-Man' Movie Sequel

Actor Martin Sheen confirms he will return to reprise the role of 'Uncle Ben' in the upcoming film.

One of the most significant characters in the Spider-Man mythos has to be Uncle Ben. In some incarnations of the character, Uncle Ben was the driving force of Peter Parker. It was because of him that Peter becomes Spider-Man, not only because he feels responsible for his Uncle's death, but also because he knew it's what Uncle Ben would have wanted. After all, he did once say that "with great power, comes great responsibility." If you watched The Amazing Spider-Man movie which starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and actor Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, you might recall one of the most profound scenes from the film was the death of Peter's Uncle. In the film, Peter Parker's Uncle leaves the house to search for Peter, but is shot by a thief robbing a corner store and killed. The scene is particularly profound because Peter Parker looks on and witnesses the death of his Uncle first-hand. It is one of the film's saddest and most definitive moments, and it is also one that will surely be referenced in the sequel. However, it still comes as a bit of a surprise to us when we heard that actor Martin Sheen would reprise the role of Uncle Ben in the sequel to director Marc Webb's film.

In fact, Sheen himself confirmed that he would be returning to film the sequel during The Late Late Show in Ireland as reported by Comic Book Movie.

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.

While it will certainly be great to see Sheen return for shooting, we only hope that he won't be coming back from the dead to haunt Peter Parker. Perhaps Webb has some flash-back scenes he wants to film in mind? Maybe explore the relationship between Peter Parker and his Uncle and build upon moments we didn't see in the first film? Maybe we'll see Aunt May (played by actress Sally Field) and Peter reminisce about old times? Who knows. It does, however, gig us a bit more insight into what wee can expect to see in the upcoming film. What do you think of the news? Did you enjoy the first film? What do you think Sheen's role will be in the sequel to Amazing Spider-Man?

Source: The Late Late Showvia CBM

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Posted by SquallCharlson

Charlie Sheen?

Posted by TheCrowbar

@Babs: Winning! I'd love to see Charlie Sheen on the big screen...wait does that make Aunt May a "Goddess"...ewwww can.not.unsee.

Posted by Inverno

UNCLE BEN LIVES AGAIN.

Posted by Nefilim927

Not a big shock, Uncle Ben's usually good for a flashback or two.

Posted by redrum4222

most likely it will be a flashback or a ghost scence

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Got to be flash backs concerning Petes parents and May and Ben will be a part of that

Edited by feargalr

I'm sorry but this zombie fad is getting rediculous.

Also this is from the same interview, classic Irish television.

Posted by InnerVenom123

PREVIOUSLY ON AMC'S THE WALKING DEAD...

Posted by DaltonMunnal

How is this surprising in the slightest? They're obviously not done with the origin story.

Posted by sora_thekey

No more "Uncle Ben talks to Peter from beyond the grave" scenes PLEASE! I didn't like those in the previous SM movies.

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Posted by TheCheeseStabber

...Uncle Ben goes into the witnes protection program....

...He comes back to make sure Peter is safe by disguising himself as a superhero...

...Batman...

Posted by DDangelico

I actually really loved THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and I actually thought that MArtin Sheen's characterization of Uncle Ben was one of the film's strong points. I'm sure the scenes he will be returning for will be flashback scenes or dream sequences, but regardless, I whole-heartedly welcome President Bartlet...I mean...Uncle Ben's return. :-)

Posted by HellknightLeon

@redrum4222 said:

most likely it will be a flashback or a ghost scence

Agreed.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Uncle Ben will be back? As what a Spirit of the Force?

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Posted by DarthLydia

[quote]Uncle Ben will be back? As what a Spirit of the Force?[/quote]
yes you see, since disney now owns both marvel and lucasarts they're doing a retcon and uncle ben was actually a jedi.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

It will be a flashbacks. I'm betting it may even be a Uncle Ben with a child Peter. Let's also not forget the chance of a guilty nightmare.

Posted by Trevel8182

I hope he actually says with great power comes great responsibility!

Posted by Lvenger

@StMichalofWilson said:

Uncle Ben will be back? As what a Spirit of the Force?

LMAO, I'm guessing it'll be a flashback scene.

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Posted by n25philly

obviously they need to do the origin again, I think there are a few people on earth that don't know it

Posted by SadiaVicious

Uncle Ben Kenobi.

Posted by TheCrowbar

@InnerVenom123 said:

PREVIOUSLY ON AMC'S THE WALKING DEAD...

LOL

Posted by Master_Thief
@Trevel8182 said:

I hope he actually says with great power comes great responsibility!

This
Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@InnerVenom123 said:

PREVIOUSLY ON AMC'S THE WALKING DEAD...

Posted by War Killer

I'm hoping that they'll fix the mistake they made in the first movie by having in the flashback Uncle Ben mention "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility," maybe have Peter thinking back on why he continues to be Spider-Man and remembering his Uncle once saying that (instead of the crappy version we got in the first movie).

Posted by The Average Bear

Probably a flashback, hallucination, etc.

Posted by Smurfboy

Probably flashback. I did enjoyed the first film and am eagerly excited to see the second film! Can't wait.

Posted by marvel_geek

Probably flash backs, but I hope we do see him again he's as cute as a button! Really played him well.

Posted by r3d_rob1n

@TheCheeseStabber said:

...Uncle Ben goes into the witnes protection program....

...He comes back to make sure Peter is safe by disguising himself as a superhero...

...Batman...

This

Posted by Video_Martian

@The Average Bear said:

Probably a flashback, hallucination, etc.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

@r3d_rob1n said:

@TheCheeseStabber said:

...Uncle Ben goes into the witnes protection program....

...He comes back to make sure Peter is safe by disguising himself as a superhero...

...Batman...

This

What he said.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

It will probably be a flashback

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

@SadiaVicious said:

Uncle Ben Kenobi.

Lol

Posted by KnightRise

@SquallCharlson said:

Charlie Sheen?

Young Ben Parker played by Charlie Sheen= +$$$$$$$$

Posted by 1cure

Uncle Ben is great and all for Spidermans driving force but he needs to stay in Peter's past

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

Lets employ Charlie Sheen as Norman Osborn.

Posted by Bokkie

Never heard him say the "with great power, comes great responsibility." phrase... in this "romcom" movie.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Finally someone has had the nerve to write the ultimate Spider-Man story. Zombie Uncle Ben!! 
 
Only slightly less ridiculous than Slott's stuff

Posted by thephantomstranger

Never understood the need to have him say the "line" the exact same way as it's been uttered since it's first been uttered. It was refreshing the way they had it in the movie and gave it a sense of fluidity.

Also I'm in agreement that this is likely just scenes with Peter's parents in the past.

Posted by firelightx

ben was a mentor to max dillon/electro thus making a valid connection to spider-mans need to stop him being more personal in its evolution.

Posted by Spidermac17

@DarthLydia: PFFTT BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Loved the movie and Sheen's portrayal. I can only surmise that his appearance will be a flashback in the film. But who knows for certain?

Posted by VioletPhoenix

Flashback, dream or hallucination.

Posted by SadiaVicious

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

Lets employ Charlie Sheen as Norman Osborn.

Wow, that's a great idea. o_o