In what my opinion is a great addition to the cast of the Marc Webb’s Spiderman Reboot, Dennis Leary is in negotiations to play Gwen Stacy’s (Emma Stone) father Police Captain George Stacy. The role was previously played by James Cromwell.
There’s no indication yet of what Webb has planned for Leary’s character. In the comics the character of George Stacy dies in a battle between Doc Ock and Spidey; I don’t see this happening until a second Spidey is talked about. Knowing Leary though, he’ll most likely have a small but endearing role which could possibly lead to some growth for the part if there’s a second one.
I’ve liked Leary ever since he played an asshole step-dad in Sandlot. And he continues to play a jerk on Rescue Me. What do you guys think about the casting choice??
Leary will join a cast which so far includes Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Never Let Me Go) as Parker, Emma Stone (Superbad, Easy A) as love interest Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as, The Lizard, Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can) as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May