It looks like Sally Fields will not be reprising her role as, ‘Aunt May‘ in the upcoming new ‘Spider-Man‘ movie. We have learned today that Actress Marisa Tomei has been cast for the role of Aunt May going forward. Get all the details on this below, and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May in Marvel and Sony’s upcoming “Spider-Man” movie, Variety reports.
Although neither studio has comment on the story, the website contends the actress was made an offer to star opposite Tom Holland in the rebooted franchise.
The 19-year-old Holland was cast as Peter Parker just two weeks ago, with relative newcomer Jon Watts (“Cop Car”) announced to direct.
Marvel and Sony are still on the hunt for a writer to join Watts on the screenplay. According to Variety’s “insiders,” executives first wanted to cast key actors who will appear in multiple films so schedules can be worked out before shooting begins next year.
Tomei, who won an Academy Award for her role in 1992’s “My Cousin Vinny,” will next been seen in “Train Wreck,” opposite Amy Schumer.
The new “Spider-Man” movie opens July 28, 2017.