Marisa Tomei Returning To The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

By James Brizuela | 2 months ago

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Marisa Tomei is just fantastic in all she does. She has been serving as a newer and much more contemporary version of Aunt May in the more recent Spider-Man films. Well, meaning she has appeared as the younger and more vivacious version of May. Though she has been a part of the universe since Captain America: Civil War. Though she has spent most of the last 10 years within the MCU, she was sadly killed off in Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, Tomei was recently on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Falon, where she revealed that Aunt May might still be a part of the multiverse.

During the interview that took place on The Tonight Show, Marisa Tomei let loose that May Parker has “some history” within the MCU that doesn’t necessarily reflect being around with just Peter Parker. Whether she had been joking or not, Tomei claims that there is a story that involves May “hooking up with Ant-Man.” While this might be just some wild ideas that had been pitched at one point, it would make sense for May and Scott Lang to fancy one another. I mean, why not? Well, there is Wasp to think about, but that relationship has yet to fully grow…Ant-Man pun intended. With the events of the blip and Lange being reunited with his daughter, May would have a lot more in common with Scott, considering she has her own young adult to take care of.

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Honestly, losing Marisa Tomei in the MCU hurts. She has been fantastic as the edgier and brazen May Parker. This detail has been one of the more welcoming characterizations of any of the side characters for the heroes of Marvel. Her budding relationship with Happy Hogan has also been one of the most heartwarming and funniest out of any of the films in the MCU. While there had never been an Uncle Ben moment for Holland’s Peter Parker to live through, we were all still treated to his iconic line via the death of Aunt May. While she had been instrumental in saving Peter from the clutches of Green Goblin, she paid with her life. Before she passed, she told him, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” It was a truly emotional moment that also lent its hand to an even more emotional moment between Happy and Peter “meeting” at her grave.

Marisa Tomei as Aunt May should be something that Kevin Fiege and the Marvel brass should think about keeping in some way. Crazy idea right here, but what if she were to get her own series? It could be about her life in dealing with Peter Parker. We do get a ton of moments where she is thrust into the crazy world of superheroes and Spider-Man needing to swing away, but how does she handle all this news? Especially with the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. She learns that it is her nephew who has been the Wall-Crawler this entire time. Whatever happens, she could and still should return in some fashion within the multiverse. We all need a little bit more of Tomei in the MCU.