It’s looking like Denis Leary is going to be a part of the new Spider-man reboot movie. But he’s probably not going to play the bad guy (even though he played a mean anti-hero in Demolition Man and The Ref). This time around he’s going to be the father of Emma Stone’s character Gwen Stacy.
Leary will play police captain George Stacy, her father who frequently comes into contact with Spidey as he’s out fighting crime. There’s no clue as to how much the movie will follow the Marvel lore of George Stacy. In the comic book, the police captain was killed in an altercation between Spidey and Doc Oc leading Gwen to hate the web slinger. We’re not sure if that’s going to happen in the movie since it sounds waaaay too similar to the plot of the original movie trilogy with Peter Parker’s best friend Harry losing a dad and exacting vengeance.
Shooting for the new movie starts this December.