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Could Marisa Tomei Play Aunt May In Upcoming #Spiderman Film?

Variety is reporting that Marisa Tomei is the choice to play Aunt May in the next installment of the “Spider-Man” franchise. Sony and Marvel had no comment on the casting. While insiders could not say where things stood in the deal-making process, they said an offer was made late last week for the Oscar-winning actress to join Tom Holland , who was recently tapped to play the webslinging superhero. Marvel and Sony recently hand-picked Holland to play Spider-Man after months of meetings and screen tests with eager young actors, in addition to selecting “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts to direct the pic. The studios are still in the process of finding a writer to join Watts in the screenwriting process, but insiders explained that the top brass also wanted to lock down other actors who would appear in multiple films so schedules could be worked out before shooting commences next year. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will produce the pic, and though Holland is expected to first appear in

Here Are The Candidates to Direct The New Spider-Man

Not a lot of winners caught in this web. By Brandon Wolfe The search for yet another Peter Parker is narrowing down for the Sony/Marvel reboot of Spider-Man and now the hunt for a new director has turned up a shortlist of candidates, according to Deadline . Reportedly, the pool that is being looked at includes Jonathan Levine ( 50/50 , Warm Bodies ), Ted Melfi ( St. Vincent ), Jason Moore ( Pitch Perfect ), John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (the upcoming Vacation ) and Jared Hess ( Napoleon Dynamite ). For those among us who groaned at Sony’s previous Spidey choice of Mark Webb, who only had the fizzily slight rom-com (500) Days of Summer under his belt before being handed the job, this list of similarly untested directors of lightweight comedies doesn’t inspire much in the way of enthusiasm. Perhaps a Spider-Man film doesn’t need a heavy-hitter director, but someone with some degree of experience with action and visual effects would seem optimal. Conspicuo

Amy Pascal Resignation From Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Announcement Causes .07% Stock Drop Story by David Clark The past few months have seen Sony Pictures Entertainment in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. A recent hacking scandal that followed the release of The Interview has caused speculation within the industry regarding the company’s integrity and long term viability. Sony Pictures Entertainment is a mogul in the film industry and anything that significantly impacts Sony could affect the rest of the industry. From out of Sony’s many plans to right the ship and please investors through restructuring comes todays latest news, Amy Pascal has tendered her resignation. One of the most revered female executives in the industry, Amy Pascal held the position of co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairwoman of Sony’s motion picture group. Pascal has been in the center of the Sony hacking scandal. Activists targeted Sony due to the release of confidential emails from her containing remarks pert