PETER Parker’s aunt can’t get any hipper.
A Variety report states that Marvel and Sony are eyeing actress Marisa Tomei to play the character of Aunt May, — generally a character played by older actresses — in the next installment of the Spider-Man franchise.
It quotes inside sources that an offer was made to the award-winning actress last week but both producers have yet to make any decisions or official statements on the rumour.
Marvel and Sony recently announced that young Brit actor Tom Holland will take on the superhero role. He will reportedly make his first cameo appearance as the webslinging hero in Captain America: Civil War scheduled for next May.
Tomei is known for more comical characters in movies like Wild Hogs, In the Bedroom, What Women Want and Someone Like You. She has also won the Oscars for her supporting act in My Cousin Vinn.