I’ll always think of Marissa Tomei as girlfriend Mona Lisa Vito to Joe Pesci from the movie ‘My Cousin Vinny’ (how the hell did he get her as a girlfriend?!). Recently, Variety.com reports that Tomei will be playing Aunt May in the upcoming Spider-Man Marvel/Sony relaunch. I didn’t think she was old enough to play Aunt May. I do enjoy that Aunt May is no longer written as a character that is portrayed as a woman in her 60’s – 70’s.
Marissa is an academy award winning actress, but I would have loved if they just brought back Sally Field as Aunt May. I thought she did a great job in that role. I wonder if there will ever be an interaction with Aunt May and Tony Stark, being that Marissa and Robert Downey Jr played love interests in the movie – Only You? That would be awkward for Peter.