By Jeff Jensen
November 05, 2010 at 10:50 PM EDT

Image Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty ImagesBrothers & Sisters star Sally Field is in early talks to play May Parker, the beloved aunt of Peter Parker, in director Marc Webb’s big-budget Spider-Man reboot, has confirmed. Martin Sheen is already lined up to play Uncle Ben in the movie, which Sony has set for release in July 2012. The superhero tentpole would mark the first major feature film role for two-time Oscar winner Field since 2003’s Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. She joins a cast that already features Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker/Spidey and Emma Stone (Easy A) as Peter’s love interest, Gwen Stacy.

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