Soon after it was reported that actress Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May in Sony Pictures’ next installment of the “Spider-Man” series, fans of the movie franchise took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the casting decision. Most Twitter users protested that Tomei was too young to play Peter Parker's elderly Aunt May.

Previous “Spider-Man” movies have featured 74-year-old Rosemary Harris and 66-year-old Sally Field in the role of Aunt May. But, Tomei, at 50, is being deemed too young for the role, and fans have blamed Hollywood’s negative attitude toward older women in the industry.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the "Anger Management" star is in final negotiations for the role alongside Tom Holland, who at 19 is by far the youngest actor to play Spider-Man. "Cop Car" director Jon Watts will reportedly take charge of the film, which is slated to release in 2017.

“I am not okay with being sexually aroused by Peter Parker’s Aunt May,” wrote Twitter user Jonathan Korman.














However, there were some who argued in favor of Tomei being Aunt May in the movie.