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.
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?