First off, let’s start with Martin Sheen. And no, he’s not set to portray Aunt May. Those Sheenster cross dressing dreams will have to wait. No, Sheen is set to play Uncle Ben, the role first popularized by Cliff Robertson in 2002’s Spider-Man. Yes, there is a difference in the two films. I hope Sony comes up with a clever subtitle or something, I don’t like to be confused.
On the whole, I’m rather happy about this casting decision. He seems fit for the role and, if anything, at least it will make his popularity spike up again. I mean, come on, do you really want to be regarded as “the guy from Two and a Half Men’s father?” It’s just embarrassing. Michael Sheen is a great actor, and he deserves the recognition for it. That and he can pwn his son in acting talent with his eyes closed.
Next up, Heat Vision has the scoop on the second casting decision of the day; Sally Field has also been cast in the role of Aunt May in the reboot. I’m afraid I’m not as familiar with Field as I am with Michael Sheen, but doesn’t she look a little young for the role? To be fair, she is 64. But then again, she has aged pretty well. Eh, I guess you can add some gray hair and call it a day. As I’ve pointed out many a time, hair dying products are the key to a films success. It literally makes or breaks it. I mean, direction and writing and acting and all that stuff is good to, but if hair isn’t dyed perfectly, the whole effect of the film is ruined! So thank you, hair and makeup department. My salute goes to you.
Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, 2012. You can expect much more Internet sarcasm from me until then. Remember, I do it out of love. I do it out of love.