Spider-Man: Homecoming will allow audiences to become better acquainted with Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May following the character’s brief introduction to the MCU in Captain America: Civil War. However, while Aunt May will always be an important person in Peter Parker’s life, it appears she will not be making an appearance to help guide the hero when he joins Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the fight against Thanos. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Tomei addressed whether or not she will appear in Avengers: Infinity War and revealed that was actually unfamiliar with Aunt May when she was offered the role.
When asked if she would appear in the upcoming Avengers film, Tomei replied, “I didn’t get my invitation yet.”
Tomei also explained why she accepted the role despite being unfamiliar with the character:
“It all happened pretty fast. I was actually out of the country when it all happened. I had to be brought up to speed for a minute. So many wonderful people were involved that I couldn’t say no.”
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Fans can expect Aunt May to play an important role when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters next week!
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.