Marvel ‘May’ Have Found Peter’s Next Aunt


According to Variety, Academy Award winning actress Marisa Tomei has been offered the job of playing Aunt May.

Tomei, who turned 50 last December, would be the youngest actress to play Aunt May on the big screen.

From Variety:

Now that Marvel and Sony have found their Peter Parker, the focus has turned to the aunt who raised him.

Sources tell Variety that Marisa Tomei is the choice to play Aunt May in the next installment of the “Spider-Man” franchise.

Sony and Marvel had no comment on the casting.

While insiders could 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, who was recently tapped to play the webslinging superhero.

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The job marks a new direction for Tomei, who generally sticks to dramas like “The Ides of March” and “The Wrestler,” or romantic comedies like “Crazy Stupid Love” and “My Cousin Vinny” (which landed her an Oscar), rather than studio tentpoles.

She can be seen next in “Trainwreck” alongside Amy Schumer and is currently filming “The Big Short” with Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. Tomei will also have a recurring role in the second season of Fox’s hit “Empire.” She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

So nothing ‘confirmed’ or ‘official’ just yet. Most likely that would happen on Marvel’s Twitter, posting a picture of Tomei in a frosted wig.

–George Berryman!

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