If you’re anything like me then you’ve probably engaged in a million discussions about the pros and cons of the Spider-Man reboot, especially the merits of Tobey Maguire versus Andrew Garfield. But here’s a little disturbing image to murk the Spidey waters; it turns out that every Spider-Man debate could’ve been about Maguire versus Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen instead!
On a recent Mohr Stories interview, Sheen reveals that he wanted to don the legendary latex suit for the role long before superheroes on the big screen were even popular. He said:
I had an office at Orion at the time, and I brought them Spider-Man. I said, ‘Look, in a couple of years, I’ll be too old to play Peter Parker.’
Not surprisingly the now bankrupt studio gave Sheen a very firm ‘no’ answer, or as Sheen puts it:
And they said, ‘Yeah, we’re just thinking that cartoons are not the future, comic books are not the future.’ And I said, ‘But it’s Spider-Man, I’m perfect.’ And they were like, ‘Nah, we’re gonna wait.’
Apparently he even had the whole movie rights issue figured out, adding: “I had a guy in my pocket who was going to get them for me.”
So yeah, give the interview a listen as chills run through your body at the horrible realization that one of our favorite superheroes could’ve been portrayed by Sheen!
On another note, it’s kind of ironic that Sheens real-life father Martin Sheen actually ended up playing Uncle Ben, a major role in this year’s Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. I wonder if Charlie’s interest in the role had any influence on his father.
hits theaters May 2, 2014 and no, Charlie Sheen won’t be in it…I hope!