Things keep getting weirder and weirder with the casting of Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, referred to around the Flickcast offices as (500) Days of Spider-Man. A few weeks back, we brought you some interesting news as Martin Sheen was cast as Peter Parker’s uncle, Ben Parker. Then news came through that Sally Field was in talks to play Aunt May. Weird enough news on it’s own.
Now, word is coming through from Heat Vision that famed comedian and bad ass fictional firefighter Denis Leary is in negotiations to play George Stacy, father of Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy.
In comic lore, New York City Police Captain Stacy perishes in a fight with Spidey and Doctor Octopus, which forces Gwen to hate Spider-Man. Since Gewn is the main love interest of the film, this will more than likely become the conflict in the middle.
The rest of the cast is filled out with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Rhys Ifans as The Lizard. Spider-Man is set to start shooting beginning next year.