Variety magazine has just revealed that Marisa Tomei has been cast as Peter Parker’s faithful Aunt May in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
The magazine reports that “While insiders could not say where things stood in the deal-making process, they have added that an offer was made late last week for the Oscar-winning actress to join Tom Holland, who was recently tapped to play the web-slinging superhero.”
Neither Sony or Marvel had any comment on the issue.
If she has indeed been cast, Tomei will be the youngest actor yet to play the Aunt May role in a Spider-Man film. sje is of coutse better known for her Oscar-winning turn in My Cousin Vinny, as well as dramas such as The Wrestler and The Ides Of March.
Spider-Man is currently scheduled for release on July 28th 2017 and will star Tom Holland in the kead role, with Cop Car helmer Jon Watts in the director’s seat.
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The Writer of this piece was: Jules Boyle
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