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Charlie Sheen’s close encounter with Spider-Man role

September 2nd, 2012 by bash Comments

Anger Management star Charlie Sheen almost played Peter Parker in a big screen adaptation of our favourite webslinger.

Who says so? Well, the actor himself, if he is to be believed.

Appearing on Jay Mohr’s new podcast Mohr Stories, Sheen described the circumstances that nearly led to him donning the iconic red and blue costume well before Tobey Maguire famously took the role.

He said: “I had an office at Orion at the time, and I brought them Spider-Man. 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.’”

Sheen admits that he hadn’t yet acquired the rights – though he “had a guy in [his] pocket who was going to get them.”

So there you have it. Would you have liked to have seen Charlie Sheen as Spider-Man or is it too ridiculous to comprehend? As ever, let us know your thoughts.

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