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"You know, It's so hard for me to believe that she is someone's aunt."
"Yeah, we come in all shapes and sizes, you know."
Tony Stark and May Parker[src]

May Parker is the aunt-by-marriage of Peter Parker.


Tony Stark's Visit

"But you didn't tell me anything. What's up with that? You keeping secrets from me now?"
"I just know how much you love surprises so I thought I would let you know..."
―May Parker and Peter Parker[src]

May meeting Tony Stark in her apartment

May Parker was greeted by Tony Stark at her and her nephew Peter's apartment. He told her that he had offered Peter a scholarship. Before Peter came back to her apartment, the two were seemingly into a discussion, with Stark complimenting May on her walnut date loaves. When Peter got home from school, May asked him why he did not tell her about the scholarship. Peter, knowing he did not apply for a scholarship and did not receive one, played along until he and Stark decided to discuss everything in private.[1]

Caring for Peter


May tends to Peter Parker's injuries

"Well, hope you got a few good licks in!"
"Yeah, I got quite a few in actually! His friend was huge, like huge! That's way better, thank you."
"Okay, tough guy."
―May Parker to Peter Parker[src]

May later treated Peter's injuries. When she asked where he got his bruises, Peter claimed that he had gotten into a fight with a Brooklyn man named Steve and his huge friend.[2]




Behind the Scenes

  • The casting of Marisa Tomei as May Parker received some backlash on social media, with some claiming that she was too young and attractive to play the character, who has previously been a much older woman in various other incarnations.[3] Captain America: Civil War co-writer Stephen McFeely explained that this change was made to fit with Marvel Studios' approach to Spider-Man, as they had found it unrealistic for a teenager to have such an elderly aunt: "We were all in lockstep pretty early on to make him as naturalistic as possible, in addition to being as young as possible. So what is it really like for a 15-year-old kid? Where does he live in Queens? That’s partly why his aunt isn’t 80 years old; if she’s the sister of his dead mother, why does she have to be two generations ahead?"[4]


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