Denis Leary has entered negotiations to join the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot at Sony Pictures says Heat Vision.
Leary will play police captain George Stacy, the father of Spidey's love interest Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and a man who frequently comes into contact with the web-slinging superhero.
In the comics, George dies in an accident during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus - an event that leads Gwen to hate the webslinger.
The film marks Leary's return to movies, his last appearance on the big screen was 2002's "The Secret Lives of Dentists" though he has voiced a character in the "Ice Age" film series. Shooting kicks off in December.