Peter Parker/Spider-man is getting younger as he morphs from Andrew Garfield into the form of 18-year-old Tom Holland, and it appears his Aunt May may be getting a few years knocked off her too. While the character has traditionally looked like someone who could have been Peter grandmother, this time around she may be played by 50-year-old Marisa Tomei.
Variety reports the actress is in talks for the role, although as yet the studio behind the movie, Sony, has made no comment. It’s not clear how close she is to signing, but it appears an offer was made to her last week.
Jon Watts (Cop Car) was recently announced to direct the film and Sony is currently looking for a writer to help shape the stand-alone Spidey flick alongside him. The film is due for release July 28th, 2017.
That won’t be our first look at Holland as Spider-man, as he’s due to appear in Captain America: Civil War, although it’s believed this will be little more than a cameo. However Marvel will be fully involved in this do-over of the Spider-man universe, which leaves the door open for more cross-overs in the future.