A quick note on the Spider-Man casting front; eighty year old actor Cliff Robertson recently told the Palm Beach Post's Page Two that he'll be back to reprise his role as Uncle Ben for the third film. Robertson is a veteran of the franchise, having appeared in both of the prior two films (in the second, only as a dream/vision/memory deal). Robertson's precise words were "I just got a call that they were going to bring my character back to life again."

While Sammy certainly seems to be making some interesting decisions regarding the newest Spider-Man film, I doubt that among those decisions is the call to bring Uncle Ben "back to life." I imagine that this was just some poorly chosen phraseology on the part of Robertson, as Uncle Ben is one of the very, very, VERY few characters in the Marvel universe that has actually managed to stay well and truly dead. Robertson will no doubt be working the vision/dream gig again for this flick.
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