Spider-Man’s Aunt May is a character close to many of our hearts. Steeped in tragedy but made of love, she’s a warm, cuddly maternal or even grandmaternal figure that’s always been there, and always looking something like this:
Well, get ready to feel really uncomfortable in your new grandmotherly lust, because according to Variety, the frontrunner for the new Spider-Man’s Aunt May is Marisa Tomei. Yes, THAT Marisa Tomei.
You guys, Aunt May’s legs are making me feel funny.
And… other parts.
Although maybe it’s unfair of me to be so surprised by this retooling of May. After all, just because I view her as a grandmotherly figure, that doesn’t mean she’s not a sexual being. I know it. Deadpool definitely knows it.
So sure, maybe she doesn’t fit right in to the character’s canon. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s potentially exciting, even. Besides, Marisa Tomei doesn’t get cast to fit in, does she?