Sally Field in Early Talks to Play Aunt May in Webb's Spider-Man
After finding out only hours ago that Martin Sheen would play wise Uncle Ben in Marc Webb's forthcoming reboot of Spider-Man, and now it looks like we also have some talent for the charming, feisty Aunt May. Heat Vision is reporting that Sally Field (Forrest Gump, "Brothers & Sisters") has been cast as the pivotal supporting character who becomes the only family Peter Parker has left in his life after the tragic death of his Uncle Ben. At least that's how the story played out in the comics and Sam Raimi's adaptation previously, so we can certainly expect Aunt May to become quite a pillar in Peter Parker's crazy superhero life. Read on!
As far as casting goes, Sally Field and Martin Sheen are great choices for Parker's parental aunt and uncle duo. Field has shown that she can be a feisty but frail woman as Mrs. Gump alongside Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump, so this won't be anything new for her. In the comics, Aunt May found herself always getting sick with worry, as well as frequently becoming physically ill which would only add to Peter's personal problems. Interestingly enough, Field hasn't made a film since the dreadfully unnecessary 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde. While this will be quite the upgrade in her recent film career, it's also great to have an Academy Award winning actress in Spider-Man's corner. What do you guys think?