“My Cousin Vinny” star Marisa Tomei has been cast as Aunt May for the next “Spider-Man” film, Variety reported. Though Marvel and Sony have not yet officially confirmed her inclusion, insiders revealed that the 50-year-old actress was offered the role last week.
Tomei is an Academy Award winner and among the most prolific actresses in Hollywood, known for roles in “What Women Want,” “Anger Management,” “Wild Hogs” and “Parental Guidance.” She has also earned Academy Award nominations for performances in “In The Bedroom” and “The Wrestler.”
She is also known for doing theater, having received acclaim for plays including “Daughters,” “Wait Until Dark” and “Top Girls," and has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.
Meanwhile, British actor Tom Holland, 19, will play Spider-Man. He has been shaping up his body to get into the super suit. He recently took to Instagram to share a photo before heading to the gym. In the photo, he can seen showing his biceps in a sleeveless vest. He appears to be wearing blue tinted shades and earphones. The caption on the photo reads, “New glasses and it's time for the gym!!!”
“Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts will direct the film. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are set to produce. It will follow the high school years of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. “We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet," Feige told Collider.
Holland will first appear as Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” which opens May 6, 2016. The “Spider-Man” reboot has been scheduled for a 2017 release.