Charlie Sheen recently revealed that he was almost among Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as one of the faces of Spider-man, once upon a time.
“I had an office at Orion at the time, and I brought them Spider-Man,” Sheen told Jay Mohr on the latest episode of his podcast Mohr Stories. “I said, ‘Look, in a couple of years, I’ll be too old to play Peter Parker.’ 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.'”
But did Sheen really have the rights to the character? According to him, it didn’t matter. “I had a guy in my pocket who was going to get them for me,” he said. As for Orion, the actor added, “They didn’t know s***.”
Of course, it wasn’t Charlie, but his father Martin Sheen, who would finally make it into the franchise as Uncle Ben in this year’s reboot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter