When Columbia Pictures reboots Spider-Man, Peter is going to need an Aunt May and Uncle Ben to give him some balance in his life. The rumor mill and insider reporting have been working overtime to dig up these two bits of casting news. First is the news that Martin Sheen is in final talks to play Uncle Ben. Sheen has always been a bit of a hard-ass character, so it will be interesting to see his take on the warm and wise Uncle Ben.
The other rumor has Sally Field being offered the role of Aunt May. If both of these rumors play out to be truths, then Columbia Pictures found a way to bring in the fans that span the ages – the old geezers that remember young Sheen and Field in the 60s and 70s, and the young kids who want to check out Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans.