In one of the more bizarre rumours last year, it was speculated that Sony were planning on doing a spin-off movie in their Spider-Man franchise that would focus on Sally Field’s Aunt May. It was quickly debunked and nothing further was ever said of it, but with the news of Spider-Man getting another reboot treatment and joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is no completely out of the question.
It also means we have to say goodbye to Sally Field as Aunt May, who spoke with E! Online about working on The Amazing Spider-Man.
“It was fun because it was just a great group”, she said, adding that Andrew Garfield was the “most perfect fellow to work with, so I will miss him, but I’ll find him.”
The Huffington Post on the other hand asked her about the spin-off rumours, which she dismisses quite emphatically. “Aunt May spin off? And make her the lead? What would you do with her?”, she said. “She has no special powers whatsoever. She was a housewife waiting for the kids to come home. I think they did that: it was called The Donna Reed Show“.
So, it’s probably best to chalk all this up to rumour and speculation that thankfully never made it to the big screen.