the last outlaw Posted July 12, 2015 Share Posted July 12, 2015 Spidey is gonna be hot for Aunt May and not poor MJ http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/09/marisa-tomei-spider-man-aunt-too-hot-twitter-backlash Comic book fans have taken to Twitter in protest after it was revealed that Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei is in line to star as Spider-Mans elderly relative Aunt May in the latest big-screen reboot to feature the webslinging superhero. According to some complaints, Tomei, 50, is just too young and attractive to portray the character who was played in Sam Raimis 2002 film Spider-Man by the then 74-year-old Rosemary Harris, and by a 66-year-old Sally Field in 2012s The Amazing Spider-Man. Others argued more seriously that the casting was a byproduct of Hollywoods negative attitude towards age. Tomei was named as the new Aunt May by the Hollywood Reporter and is said to be in final negotiations for the role. She would star opposite new Spider-Man Tom Holland, at 19 by far the youngest actor to take on the role. Clown director Jon Watts is taking charge of the film, the first to be part of the wider Marvel cinematic universe, despite rival studio Sony also retaining an interest. May Parker is generally depicted in the original Spider-Man comics as an elderly, grey or white-haired pensioner, widow of Ben Parker, who acts as Spider-Mans moral compass and is also one of the reasons he maintains his secret identity. However, various comic book and television Spider-Man stories have made Aunt May a younger, more active participant in Peter Parkers adventures. In the Ultimate Marvel version, she is a strong and independent woman in her late forties or early fifties. Some Twitter users pointed out that, with Sony and Marvel taking Spider-Man back to high school, an aunt in middle age makes more sense than one in her 60s or 70s. According to reports, Tomei will first appear as Aunt May, alongside Holland as the wallcrawler, in next years Captain America: Civil War. Superhero Feed @SuperheroFeed Aunt May is... Um, never thought I'd say this. But... Aunt May is kind of.... Someone say it for me dammit. 11:26 AM - 8 Jul 2015 Jonathan Korman @miniver I am not okay with being sexually aroused by Peter Parker's Aunt May DanaMAdams (@DanaMAdams) July 9, 2015 LOVE @marisatomei But seriously @Marvel?! Could we be more sexist & ageist? Aunt May looks like this. #Spiderman pic.twitter.com/2gkf5OhzeJ Blue Coyote @1031Arctic Aunt May was usually too old in the comics to be Peter's real aunt (Great-Aunt, yes). Marisa Tomei would be the right age in reality. 12:22 PM - 8 Jul 2015 Bitch Pack @BiatchPack Love Marissa Tomei- just seeing her cast as Aunt May is weird. I want to see her in bigger, lead roles Marquette Jones @Marquette_Jones @BiatchPack: Love Marissa Tomei- just seeing her cast as Aunt May is weird. I want to see her in bigger, lead roles exactly. Me too! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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