Whoa: right after I told you about Martin Sheen potentially playing Uncle Ben, we have Sally Field in talks to play Aunt May, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog. That’s right, the Flying Nun herself. Compared to the previous Aunt May, Rosemary Harris, this new Aunt May is way younger and way sexier. Have you guys seen Smokey & the Bandit? Yowza.
Aunt May is, of course, one of the most important elements of the Spider-Man mythos, as the kindly old woman whom Peter Parker, with his newfound sense of responsibility, must take care of lest he lose his only remaining family member.
Of course, she’s his aunt, not his grandmother, so there’s no reason why Aunt May can’t be younger/foxier depending on who’s telling the story. This reboot is obviously skewing younger
If this rapid succession of Spider-Man news is any indication, in another couple of hours we’ll hear who’s playing J. Jonah Jameson. I’m rooting for Dan Hedaya.