Report: Marisa Tomei Cast as Aunt May in Spider-Man Reboot

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Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
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A couple weeks back, both Marvel and Sony found their new Peter Parker: Tom Holland. Now, they may have found their new Aunt May. According to Variety, Marisa Tomei has been cast as the woman who raises Peter Parker, after his parents disappeared, or died, or became S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, or became robots... Yes, it's convoluted, but regardless, Tomei is supposedly the next to play May. She was apparently offered the role late last week.

As of right now, there has been no comment or confirmation from Marvel or Sony about this rumor.

We'll keep you updated as more develops.

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#1 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

~MiB

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#2 Posted by Mark_Stephen (2616 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't she a bit young? I always picture Aunt May in her 60's.

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#3 Posted by Squalleon (9994 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparently Aunt May has a good plastic surgeon.

Kidding, I like the direction they are taking. A younger Peter, a younger May. It will differentiate the movies but they will be still true to the source.

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#4 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13365 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting, I'd never thought there'd be a day when Aunt May is a hottie.

I've loved this woman since My Cousin Vinny came out all those years ago.

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#5 Posted by Master_Thief (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

So who's gonna post the pic of aunt may touching the webbing on the floor and saying how sticky it is.

I know your out there

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#6 Edited by the_stegman (40389 posts) - - Show Bio

First Jarvis gets a hot actor, then Leslie Thompkins on Gotham, now this. 60 is the new hotness.

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#7 Edited by HeraldofGanthet (4461 posts) - - Show Bio

@mark_stephen:

Isn't she a bit young? I always picture Aunt May in her 60's.

Exactly. But we can blame the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon for this casting choice. That show is determined to make Aunt May a hottie (or would GILF be a better descriptive? Hmm...)

Marissa Tomei would go a long way to reinforce this new vision of the classic character, IF this is indeed the direction Marvel intends to travel down. But only because she's so yummy (Marissa, that is)!^-^

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#8 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (18173 posts) - - Show Bio

@mark_stephen: she's most likely based on the ultimate version of aunt may.

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#9 Posted by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

AILF

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#10 Posted by thenexusrebound (267 posts) - - Show Bio

Considering Peter is 16/17 and Marisa is 50 seems like a nice age gap. Ultimate Aunt May is pretty young in personality even if she is gray haired. This can work.

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#11 Posted by HugoEstranho (13 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember she was Adam Sandler's girlfriend in Anger Management. Will he became the new Uncle Ben?

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#12 Posted by Patera_All (448 posts) - - Show Bio

She's an incredibly talented actress, who has aged better than almost any star in Hollywood history, and been a crush for me, going on twenty years now. Yeah, this is a damn fine day in my world :)

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#13 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

So who's gonna post the pic of aunt may touching the webbing on the floor and saying how sticky it is.

I know your out there

This?

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#14 Posted by Patera_All (448 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sure some very strange new fanfics will be popping up in the near future.

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#15 Posted by Hyena_Lobo (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I love this. To have an Aunt May that may not be dead when Peter is old enough to rent a car is great. Peter Parker started his Spiderman career as a late teenager, so to not have grown men portraying him feels refreshing for a new startup. So 50 year old Tomei will age well with the MCU and seems the type to enjoy the Convention circuit.

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#16 Posted by HugoEstranho (13 posts) - - Show Bio

3 Oscar nominations (with one victory) and two Golden Globe nominations. She have lots os talent.

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#17 Posted by TheMantisShrimp (453 posts) - - Show Bio
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This hardly relates but I don't care

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#18 Posted by Jonez_ (11500 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd tap that.

@master_thief said:

So who's gonna post the pic of aunt may touching the webbing on the floor and saying how sticky it is.

I know your out there

This?

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~MiB

That never gets old.

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#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Well at least she looks like she could be his aunt and not his great granny

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#20 Edited by comicace3 (12437 posts) - - Show Bio

Well at least she looks like she could be his aunt and not his great granny

Thats a good point.

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#21 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the one, and maybe only, time I'm all for Marvel changing the comic version to match the movie.

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#22 Posted by thedez (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for making me feel old.

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#23 Posted by jorgeareizaga (483 posts) - - Show Bio

is she not too young??'

hey this reboot is for very very young people maybe I that am in my almost 30 years old I am too old and for that I find the new spiderman like a kindergarden child

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#24 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
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#25 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (18173 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainhoopla: Technially they're not even changing the comic version, they're just using a version from a different comic:p

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#26 Posted by Cream_God (15519 posts) - - Show Bio

Seen her naked, it gud

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#27 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5639 posts) - - Show Bio

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This hardly relates but I don't care

Lol! I was thinking of Seinfeld as well when I read the news!

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#28 Posted by BumBurger (142 posts) - - Show Bio

I've had a massive crush on her since childhood

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#29 Posted by amazing_webhead (9972 posts) - - Show Bio

...huh

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This hardly relates but I don't care

The only thing i could think right now.
The only thing i could think right now.

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#31 Posted by LoatheMe (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how to feel about a sexy Aunt May...

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#32 Posted by VanderSEXXX (975 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't she a bit young? I always picture Aunt May in her 60's.

THIS!

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#33 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on, man, she's not THAT old.

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#34 Edited by Spidey_Jackson (6359 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh.

Beata

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#35 Posted by XavierMarz (112 posts) - - Show Bio

I could picture Marisa with short grey hair going Ultimate Aunt May on us. Now if they can just get the Goblin right I'm in. . .

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#36 Posted by Mark_Stephen (2616 posts) - - Show Bio

I've liked Tomei since I saw her on a Different World, but I'll always picture May as early 50's white hair. Have to see what they do with this movie, maybe they are going for a complete revamp on the whole Spiderman concept.

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#38 Posted by Mister_Sensational (209 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL, well looks like we can all thank Marvel for officially making AILF a thing, and nothing against this casting just thought I'd throw this out there but honestly I thought Sally Field did an excellent job as Aunt May as did Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben.

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#39 Posted by KritikalMassX (1510 posts) - - Show Bio
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Thank you, Marvel!!!

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#40 Posted by Heatblaze (10402 posts) - - Show Bio

ehhhh too young looking. Oh come on marvel. I'll just assume they'll age her out through make up. Because wtf Marvel? Aunt May is old.

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#42 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5417 posts) - - Show Bio

She's too old to play Aunt May.

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#43 Posted by droppedmytaco (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I have the weirdest boner right now.

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#44 Posted by BR_Havoc (1756 posts) - - Show Bio

Works for me, she is a talented actress and if Spideys going to be 15 or 16 I have no issues with his aunt being in her early 50's. Now excuse me I'm going to watch the Wrestler again.

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#45 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8688 posts) - - Show Bio

Milf Aunt May confirmed.

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#46 Posted by kyrees (13570 posts) - - Show Bio
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#47 Posted by midnightdragon18 (9870 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly don't even care

Oversaturation of Spider-Man movies

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#48 Edited by Doc-Holiday (3850 posts) - - Show Bio

I just don't see it.

I know everyone keeps talking about how hot she is but...why? I never saw Aunt May as a sexy character and I honestly think this will take away from the story rather than add to it.

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#50 Posted by CalvinRod (483 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL. I did not like.