Spider-Man: Homecoming is one of the year's best movies. Tom Holland's young and fresh iteration of our favorite wall-crawler is receiving most of the praise, but Marisa Tomei's portrayal of Aunt May has awesomely redefined the character. So, could we ever see her in a solo Marvel Cinematic Universe film?
While appearing on Conan, it didn't take long for Conan O'Brien to say that Aunt May deserves her own movie. And the Academy Award-winning actress wants to see it happen! Watch the interview below:
Marisa Tomei Is All In For A Spinoff
Tomei was amazing in Spider-Man: Homecoming and we need more of Aunt May in the #MCU. While Conan's reasons for an Aunt May spinoff were mostly due to her "hot and sexy" look in the movie, there's actually some pretty good reasons why a spinoff should happen.
First off, there was no mention of Uncle Ben in Homecoming — and an Aunt May spinoff would be the perfect place to explore his backstory.
Additionally, with Homecoming's last scene (spoiler alert) having Aunt May discover Peter's secret, what if she has secrets of her own that she has to tell Peter? Perhaps a secret involving her being an undercover spy for the government! This was a rumored plan for Sally Field's version of Aunt May in the Andrew Garfield franchise before Sony made its Spider-Man deal with #Marvel.
While many fans weren't fond of the idea when the rumor surfaced, this would make a lot of sense for Tomei's iteration of May. This Aunt May cares for Peter at a much deeper level now that she knows his secret identity, and giving her a secret spy background would make for a more interesting relationship with Peter that we've never seen before on the big screen. Plus, since director Jon Watts wants Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in the Homecoming sequel, how awesome would it be if Aunt May had history with Natasha? What a surprise it would be if she was actually a retired S.H.I.E.L.D. agent!
Team Coco thinks it's a good idea and Marisa Tomei completely agrees, so what is Marvel waiting for?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters now.
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