Martin Sheen to play Uncle Ben in next ‘Spider-Man’ movie

Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 16:05 PM IST

London: Martin Sheen is all set to play ‘Spider-Man`s’ uncle in the next installment of the comic book franchise.

The superhero is heading back to the big screen in a reboot, which will see actor Andrew Garfield take over the webslinging role from Tobey Maguire, while Emma Stone will replace Kirsten Dunst as ‘Spider-Man’/Peter Parker`s love interest, Mary Jane Watson, reports the Daily Express.

The veteran actor has agreed to join the franchise, playing Parker`s Uncle Ben, who was portrayed by Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson in the first 2002 movie, according to

Sally Field is reportedly in talks to tackle the role of Aunt May, who was played by Rosemary Harris in the three previous ‘Spider-Man’ movies.