If Charlie Sheen’s ascent into madness wasn’t enough, he upped the ante with information on a current franchise: Spider-Man. Apparently, according to the man, he brought the superhero to the attention of the people at Orion with the intent of playing the character way back when.
“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.'”
Too old in a couple of years at the time? Unless he intended to age Peter Parker after high school (and college) to play the role, he was already too old. And I can’t see him as Spider-Man. Sure, Sheen is comedic, but he’s a little deadpan for the part.
Now for a more plausible role for Sheen? Norman Osborne. You and I both know it fits. His apparent insanity is perfect for Green Goblin like Robert Downey Jr. was born to play Tony Stark. And unlike his try at Spider-Man, he’s at the right age to portray Norman Osborne.