Funnyman Denis Leary has begun talks to join the upcoming Spider-Man reboot from Sony Pictures.
If the talks go well, Mr. Leary would play police captain George Stacy. Gwen, as Spider-Man fans will tell you, is Spidey’s love interest. Gwen Stacy will be played by hot stuff, and pretty funny to boot, Emma Stone. Cap’n will frequently comes into contact with the web-slinging superhero.
In the comics, Cap’n dies in an accident during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus – an event that leads Gwen to hate the webslinger.
The Spider-Man reboot marks Leary’s return to film. His last appearance on the that big silver screen was in 2002’s The Secret Lives of Dentists.
Production kicks off next month.