Now that Marvel and Sony have found their Peter Parker in Tom Holland, focus shifts to his supporting cast....and it seems the next role Marvel has lined up for the forthcoming Spider-Man reboot is none other than his home support and grounding force, Aunt May Parker.
For this role, Marvel has apparently continued their wonderful trend of nabbing Oscar nominated, and in this case winning, stars. They have reportedly tapped the funny, beautiful, and seemingly ageless Marisa Tomei for the job.
Now obviously the first thing noticeable here is the look difference. In previous outings Aunt May was played by the wonderful Rosemary Harris, and more recently carried on by the phenomenal Sally Field. Both matching the older look of the character. However in more recent versions, most notably the Ultimate Spider Man cartoon, Aunt May has been a bit younger and more vibrant character. This seemingly is the direction that Marvel may be leaning with this casting choice. Though Tomei is no longer a Spring chicken herself at 50, yes you read that right, 50 years of age.
Most known for her Oscar winning turn in the comedy My Cousin Vinny; Tomei has also starred in The Wrestler, The Ides of March, Crazy Stupid Love, and will be seen in this year's Trainwreck, along with an upcoming role on Fox's series Empire.
While reports do not say where things stood in the deal-making process, they said an offer was made late last week for the Oscar-winning actress to join Tom Holland. The studios are still in the process of finding a writer to join director Jon Watts in the screenwriting process.
While reportedly making his first appearance in next year's [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), Spider-Man will not grace our screens in solo style until July 2017.