FROM SPLASH PAGE: The cast of the "Spider-Man" reboot continues to grow, as another father figure is joining the scene — but with the patriarch of the Parker family already covered in the form of Martin Sheen's casting as Uncle Ben, it's Emma Stone who's about to get a new daddy.
"Rescue Me" star Denis Leary is currently in negotiations to star in "Spider-Man" as police captain George Stacy, according to Heat Vision. The character is the father of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's first love interest played by the "Easy A" and "Zombieland" actress.
In the comics, George Stacy plays something of a father figure role to Peter Parker, welcoming the young man into the Stacy household thanks to his relationship with George's daughter. George is not just a strong supporter of Peter Parker, but an outspoken advocate of Spider-Man's.