The latest Spider-Man casting news/rumors, if you haven’t heard it already, comes from The Hollywood Reporter, saying Sally Field, seen above looking worried on her ABC series Brothers & Sisters, is in “early talks” to play Aunt May in 2012′s “reboot” film.
This follows the now-official news of Martin Sheen playing Uncle Ben, which was also first made public by the The Hollywood Reporter, so they clearly know a little something about the going-ons at that production.
If the casting pans out, it suggests that we may be seeing a bit of a younger, hipper, Ultimate Spider-Man-style Aunt May — Field turns 64 on Saturday, roughly a decade younger than Rosemary Harris, Aunt May in the previous Spider-Man trilogy, was when the original 2002 movie featuring the character came out.
We’ll probably see an official announcement one way or another soon, but until then, let us know what you think of the casting possibility in the comments. (Do you like it? Do you really like it? That’s actually a popular misquoting of her famous Oscar acceptance speech, but we’ll go with it anyway.)