Who knew Charlie Sheen was such a comic book fan? The actor, who's been in the business for more than 25 years, has experienced success in both TV and film. But his dream of sporting superhero tights wasn't in the cards.
Sheen appeared on a recent episode of Jay Mohr's pocast, Mohr Stories. He spoke about the role he always wanted, but never got to play—Spider-Man.
"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,' revealed Sheen. '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.'"
The actor didn't necessarily have the rights for the character, but he had a plan.
"I had a guy in my pocket who was going to get them for me," he said. "They didn't know s--t."
Isn't it ironic? Last year, while Sheen was boasting about his superhuman tiger blood, his dad was working on his dream project. As most of you know, Martin Sheen starred as Uncle Ben in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man opposite Andrew Garfield. Plus, Orion's statement about comic book movies not being the future explains why they're out of business.
Could you imagine a young Charlie Sheen as Peter Parker?
(via Heat Vision)