Newswire: Marisa Tomei is Spider-Man’s new Aunt May

After months of torturous rumors and speculation over who would star in the latest Spider-Man reboot, Sony and Marvel finally settled on a kid named Tom Holland to be the new webslinger. Holland is a bit of a youngster compared to the fossils who played Peter Parker before him—which makes sense, since this reboot is sending him back to school—but if he’s going to be younger, then his supporting cast has to be younger as well. At least that’s what we assume is the justification behind casting Marisa Tomei to be the new Aunt May (via Variety), because that seems pretty surprising on the surface.

In the comics, Aunt May is usually depicted as an elderly woman, but—like Spider-Man himself—she keeps getting younger and younger in these movies. A few reboots from now, Peter Parker will be played by a 13-year-old, and Aunt May …

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