Marisa Tomei wanted a girlfriend for her character of Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man movies, jokingly suggesting Sony producer Amy Pascal to be her character’s girlfriend in the movies.
Marisa Tomei wanted a girlfriend
Speaking to Geeks of Color in a recent interview, Marisa Tomei revealed that she had plans for her character Aunt May’s love life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She spoke about her character’s relationship with Jon Favreau‘s Happy Hogan, describing it as more “off than on” and that he was the only person that Aunt May could confide in about the tumultuous world of being related to Spider-Man – she revealed that prior to her character’s relationship with Happy, she had initially wanted Aunt May to have a girlfriend instead.
LGBTQ characters in the MCU
Before the release of Marvel’s Eternals, there were little to no characters from the LGBTQ+ community. Marvel’s Eternals became the first movie in the MCU to feature a gay leading character, in the form of Phastos (portrayed by actor Brian Tyree Henry).
Spider-Man: No Way Home answered some questions about Aunt May’s romantic life as she was portrayed as being in a relationship with Happy Hogan, with the trilogy going in a different direction from the traditional Aunt May and Uncle Ben storylines.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now showing in cinemas.