Spider-Man: Marisa Tomei to Play Aunt May in New Feature

Variety reports that Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May in the next installment of the “Spider-Man” franchise.

Sony and Marvel had no comment on the casting.

Insiders said that an offer was made last week for the Oscar-winning Tomei to join Tom Holland, who was recently cast as the webslinging superhero.

Marvel and Sony recently hand-picked Holland to play Spider-Man after months of meetings and screen tests with eager young actors, in addition to selecting “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts to direct the pic.

The studios are still looking for a writer to join Watts in the screenwriting, but insiders explained that the top brass also wanted to lock down other actors who would appear in multiple films so schedules could be worked out before shooting commences next year.

Though Holland is expected to first appear in “Captain America: Civil War” in a cameo appearance as Parker, it seems likely that Tomei will not appear until the first “Spider-Man” film bows on July 28, 2017.

The job marks a new direction for Tomei, who generally plays in indies like “The Ides of March” and “The Wrestler,” or romantic comedies like “Crazy Stupid Love” and “My Cousin Vinny” (which landed her an Oscar), rather than studio tentpoles.

She can be seen next in “Trainwreck” alongside Amy Schumer and is currently filming “The Big Short” with Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling.

Tomei will also have a recurring role in the second season of Fox’s hit “Empire.”