The new Peter Parker has a new Aunt May.
According to Variety, Marisa Tomei is reportedly playing Aunt May in Sony and Marvel’s upcoming “Spider-Man” installment. The 50-year-old’s casting may come as a surprise, though, since the character has previously been played by older actresses, The Huffington Post reports..
Rosemary Harris was 74 years old when she played Aunt May on the big screen in Sam Raimi’s first “Spider-Man” film in 2002. And Sally Field, who played Aunt May in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012, was 65 years old when the reboot hit theaters. It makes sense why the studios would look to cast a younger Aunt May though, since their new Peter Parker, Tom Holland, is currently 19 years old.
Before you see Tomei on the big screen though, you’ll see her guest star on Fox’s “Empire.” The actress will play new character Mimi Whiteman, a lesbian billionare.
Sony and Marvel had no comment on the “Spider-Man” report.