I think you hear Captain Stacy knocking, and I think he’s coming in: Comedian and actor Denis Leary is in negotiations to play George Stacy in the 2012 Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man film, according to a report Wednesday afternoon by The Hollywood Reporter.
George Stacy is Gwen Stacy’s father and a police captain, who died back in Amazing Spider-Man #90, saving a child during a fight between Spider-Man and Dr. Octopus. Gwen will be played in the new movie by Emma Stone, and The Social Network‘s Andrew Garfield stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Leary’s played a police officer before, in his short-lived 2001-2002 ABC sitcom The Job. And in case you don’t recognize the ancient reference in the opening sentence of this post, watch the video after the jump.