Academy Award winner will join Tom Holland in Sony’s franchise update
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations with Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei to play Aunt May in the forthcoming “Spider-Man” franchise reboot, an individual familiar with the deal told TheWrap Wednesday.
Aunt May is Peter Parker’s guardian and a moral compass in the Marvel comic book series, and would see Tomei playing opposite Tom Holland, who recently landed the title role.
Previous onscreen iterations of the character have been played by Sally Field during Andrew Garfield‘s reign, and by Rosemary Harris when Tobey Maguire captivated in 2002. “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts will direct the new standalone film slated to open July 28, 2017.
Tomei won an Oscar for her comedic breakthrough performance in 1992’s “My Cousin Vinny” opposite Joe Pesci. Her credits include “Chaplin,” “Slums Of Beverly Hills” and “What Women Want.” She will next appear in Amy Schumer‘s highly-anticipated “Trainwreck,” opening July 17.
News of Tomei’s ongoing negotiations was first reported by Variety.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" - May 1 "Welcome to Me" - May 1 "The D-Train" - May 8 "Maggie" - May 8 "Hot Pursuit" - May 8 "The Connection" - May 15 "Mad Max: Fury Road" - May 15 "Pitch Perfect 2" - May 15 "Poltergeist" - May 22 "Tomorrowland" - May 22 "Aloha" - May 29 "San Andreas" - May 29 Dwayne Johnson stars in a disaster movie about a chopper pilot who must rescue his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes California. "Entourage" - June 5 "Spy" - June 5 "Insidious Chapter 3" - June 5 "Jurassic World" - June 12 "Me and Earl and The Dying Girl" - June 12 "Dope" - June 19 "Inside Out" - June 19 "Ted 2" - June 26 "Batkid Begins" June 26 "Max" - June 26 "Big Game" - June 26 "Magic Mike XXL" - July 1 "Terminator: Genisys" - July 1 "Minions" - July 2 "The Bronze" - July 10 "Self/Less" - July 10 "Ant-Man" - July 17 "Trainwreck" - July 17 "Stanford Prison Experiment" - July 17 "Paper Towns" - July 24 "Pixels" - July 24 "Southpaw" - July 24 "Irrational Man" - July 24 "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" - July 31 "End of the Tour" - July 31 "Fantastic Four" - August 7 "Masterminds" - August 7 "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." - August 14 "Straight Outta Compton" - August 14 "Hitman: Agent 47" - August 28 TheWrap Summer Movie Preview 2015: “Mission: Impossible 5,” “Entourage,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” also among season’s big releases
42 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From 'Avengers,' 'Jurassic World' to 'Magic Mike XXL' (Photos)
The elite superhero team -- including Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans -- assembles again in this follow up to the 2012 blockbuster.
Kristen Wiig stars in this indie drama about a woman with borderline personality disorder who buys herself a cable access talk show after winning the lottery. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produced.
Jack Black plays the head of his high school reunion committee who must convince the most popular guy in his class (James Marsden) to attend the reunion in this Sundance pic.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this indie as a father who stays with his daughter (Abigail Breslin) as she transforms into a zombie.
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in this buddy comedy about a straight-laced cop (Witherspoon) tasked with escorting a witness (Vergara) to her trial
Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin stars in this French crime thriller as a real-life policeman who dedicates his career to taking down a drug lord (Gilles Lellouche)
Tom Hardy takes over the role that made Mel Gibson an international star in this reboot from the madcap mind of George Miller
Anna Kendrick returns for the song-filled sequel to the 2012 musical smash hit.
Sam Rockwell leads a remake of the 1982 horror classic that was originally written by Steven Spielberg.
George Clooney and Britt Robertson star in a sci-fi fantasy about a man and woman who must discover the secrets of a strange land lost in time and space.
Cameron Crowe directs Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in a romantic comedy about a military contractor overseeing a satellite launch in Hawaii.
Vince (Adrian Grenier) drives Ari (Jeremy Piven) up the wall when he decides to direct and star in his own movie in the big screen version of the HBO show.
Melissa McCarthy co-wrote and stars in a comedy about a CIA analyst who gets her chance to work in the field when an arms dealer (Rose Byrne) threatens to destabilize the world.
In this horror prequel, psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) agrees to help teenager (Stefanie Scott) who is being targeted by a supernatural force.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard lead the latest installment in the Michael Crichton-inspired series. This time around, the park is terrorized by a genetically-engineered dinosaur that escapes its enclosure.
This 2015 Sundance Grand Jury winner follows an anti-social teen (Thomas Mann) who falls in love with a classmate (Olivia Cooke) who has leukemia.
This Sundance breakout centers on a teen (Shameik Moore) trying to make his Ivy League dreams come true in his tough LA neighborhood.
Pixar takes us inside the mind of a little girl as her emotions vie for control. Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader all lend their voices.
Seth MacFarlane's foul-mouthed teddy bear returns in the sequel that finds Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) and John (Mark Wahlberg) fighting in court to prove that Ted is human.
This feel-good documentary tells the story of a five-year-old leukemia patient who inspired people from all over the world to help him live out his dream of being Batman for a day.
A Marine-trained German shepherd is sent to live with the family of his former handler (Robbie Amell), who was killed in Afghanistan
A teenage-boy (Onni Tommila) rescues the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) when Air Force One crash lands near his campsite.
Channing Tatum gyrates his way into this sequel as stripper "Magic" Mike who decides to attend an annual stripper conference in Myrtle Beach.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the unstoppable android as he fights to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) with the help of Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney).
The Minions are back in this "Despicable Me" spinoff. This time, they are recruited by a super-villainess (Sandra Bullock) in her plot to take over the world.
"Big Bang Theory" star Melissa Rauch co-wrote and stars in this comedy about a former Olympic athlete clinging to her last shreds of fame.
Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller about a wealthy, dying man who pays to have his consciousness transferred into a younger body. When he begins to investigate where the body came from, he discovers a terrifying mystery
Paul Rudd leads this Marvel comic adaptation about a con man who is given a device that can shrink him in scale by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader star in a Judd Apatow comedy about a magazine writer (Schumer) who refuses to commit, until her relationship with a doctor (Hader) challenges her notions of monogamy.
Based on the infamous 1971 psychological experiment, 24 male students volunteer to play prisoners or guards in a mock-prison, only for things to spiral completely out of control.
Based on the novel by John Green, Nat Wolff plays a boy who convinces his friends to embark on a road trip to find the missing girl next door (Cara Delevingne).
Adam Sandler leads a team of gamers (Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) who must fight aliens that invade Earth in the form of classic video games.
Jake Gyllenhaal packed on the muscle for this drama about a troubled boxer fighting to regain custody of his daughter. Antoine Fuqua directed based on a script by Kurt Sutter.
Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone star in a Woody Allen film about a college philosophy professor (Phoenix) who enters into a relationship with his student (Stone).
Tom Cruise once again does the impossible as he leads his team against an international syndicate intent on destroying the Impossible Mission Force.
Jesse Eisenberg stars as Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky as he conducts a series of interviews with author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). The film is based on Lipsky's book, "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself."
Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch), Kate Mara (Invisible Girl), and Jamie Bell (The Thing) lead this comic adaptation about the superhero team that gained powers after an accident in space.
Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudekis and Zach Galifianakis star in this heist comedy about a real 1997 armored car robbery in North Carolina
Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer play an American and Russian agent forced to team up to stop an evil organization trying to steal nuclear weapons. The film is based on the 1964 TV series of the same name.
O'Shea Jackson Jr., the son of Ice Cube, plays his father in this look at the impact of the revolutionary gangster rap group NWA.
Rupert Friend stars in this video game adaptation about a genetically engineered assassin who teams up with a mysterious young woman to bring down an evil corporation.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" - May 1
"Welcome to Me" - May 1
"The D-Train" - May 8
"Maggie" - May 8
"Hot Pursuit" - May 8
"The Connection" - May 15
"Mad Max: Fury Road" - May 15
"Pitch Perfect 2" - May 15
"Poltergeist" - May 22
"Tomorrowland" - May 22
"Aloha" - May 29
"San Andreas" - May 29
Dwayne Johnson stars in a disaster movie about a chopper pilot who must rescue his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes California.
"Entourage" - June 5
"Spy" - June 5
"Insidious Chapter 3" - June 5
"Jurassic World" - June 12
"Me and Earl and The Dying Girl" - June 12
"Dope" - June 19
"Inside Out" - June 19
"Ted 2" - June 26
"Batkid Begins" June 26
"Max" - June 26
"Big Game" - June 26
"Magic Mike XXL" - July 1
"Terminator: Genisys" - July 1
"Minions" - July 2
"The Bronze" - July 10
"Self/Less" - July 10
"Ant-Man" - July 17
"Trainwreck" - July 17
"Stanford Prison Experiment" - July 17
"Paper Towns" - July 24
"Pixels" - July 24
"Southpaw" - July 24
"Irrational Man" - July 24
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" - July 31
"End of the Tour" - July 31
"Fantastic Four" - August 7
"Masterminds" - August 7
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." - August 14
"Straight Outta Compton" - August 14
"Hitman: Agent 47" - August 28
TheWrap Summer Movie Preview 2015: “Mission: Impossible 5,” “Entourage,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” also among season’s big releases