Look, I realize that headline may come off a little jarring, but I couldn’t think of any other way to get your attentions. Regardless of whether or not there are any hard feelings between us, the question still remains: will Denis Leary shout racist obscenities at Spider-Man???
Well, at the moment things are looking pretty good according to our Magic 8 Ball. Leary is in the middle of negotiations to join the cast of the Marc Webb (
Jesse McCartney: Up Close, 3 Doors Down: Away from the Sun, 500 Days of Summer). Spider-Man reboot. We’ll have to wait and see if Marvel can shake enough strippers in front of Leary’s thirsty Doberman grin. For crying out loud, the guy hasn’t made a feature appearance since 2002 and, let’s be honest, the Mayan Y2K: Part 2 thing is fast approaching.
…Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) is negotiating to join the superhero franchise reboot as Captain George Stacy, Gwen’s father and police officer who frequently came into contact with Spider-Man in the comic books. He becomes quite a point of contention between Stacy and Parker, but the reason has spoilers. [FirstShowing]
Spoilers?! Did someone say spoilers -you ask? Why yes they did, which is why I will include those spoilers after the cut. For those of you scratching your heads and thinking back to Sam Raimi’s 2007 Spider-Man 3, know that you’re not going insane: this is the same character that James Cromwell played (though they never did the character justice). I know, I’m having an acid trip-of-a-time trying to re-forget that movie too. With shooting scheduled to begin next month, sounds like we all better figure our sh*t out.
The Denis Leary Racist Rant MTV promo below and also stay tuned for the comic book fate of Spider-Man’s Captain George Stacy.
Who knows how much content the web crawling reboot will actually contain, but according to the Marvel comics (which executives love to shred into coke straws), Captain George Stacy, father of original Spider-Man ho Gwen Stacy, first appeared in issue #56 of The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1). Well, apparently George wasn’t the most limber police captain, because just 34 issues later he’s killed during a Spider-Man on Doctor
Octagon Octopus brawl. With his dying words, George reveals that he’s known all along that Spider-Man was Peter Parker -and that it’s okay to grope his daughter after he dies. Sounds like a pretty sweet dude, if you ask me.
Aaaaaaand finally the Denis Leary racism rant, I could watch this all day:
Special tugs and kisses to HollywoodReporter for the tip.