The "Spider-Man" reboot has already found its Peter Parker in 19-year-old Tom Holland, and now Marvel and Sony are filling out the rest of the ensemble, including the role of Aunt May.
According to a new Variety report, actress Marisa Tomei is the top choice to play Aunt May. As Spider-Man fans already know, Aunt May and Uncle Ben take up Peter Parker's responsibility after his parents are killed. But the reboot might not feature Uncle Ben as the film is not going to focus on the origin of Spider-Man.
Chances are high that Uncle Ben will already be dead in the reboot.
In the meantime, Sam Raimi, the director of the original Spider-Man trilogy, said he was excited for the new reboot as it would focus on Peter Parker's high school days.
"I'm really glad Marvel's taking it to high school. I think that's gonna be refreshing, and just like my favourite of the Spider-Man comic books. I have a lot of faith that they really know their stuff," he told MTV.
"I'd like to go into his high school life and his relationships with Gwen Stacy. I love Flash Thompson. The drama and the difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero, that's what Spider-Man's all about, so that they're going to explore that is very exciting," Raimi added.
The reboot will be directed by John Watts, and the studio is reportedly roping in "Vacation" screenwriting duo John Francis Daly and Jonathan M Goldstein to script the Spider-Man reboot, reported Deadline.
The duo previously collaborated on "Horrible Bosses 2," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Marvel Studios President Kevin Geige recently spoke about the reboot to Birth Movies Death, saying the tone of the upcoming Spider-Man movie will be similar to a John Hughes movie.
"It's the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting," said Feige. "Just as we hadn't seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven't seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we're inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven't done before excites us."