Sony might be working on an Aunt May spin-off movie
I can only imagine the meeting where this terrible idea went down. I’m guessing some junior exec threw out the idea and everyone looked at each other and said “that’s never been done” and it took off from there. But, if something goes wrong and this does get made, it will supposedly focus on a young Aunt May (sorry, Sally Field) and have an “espionage” feel to it. You know, because obviously Aunt May was a spy. So this is yet another Sony Spider-Man movie idea in which Spidey himself would not make an appearance.
But to be fair “took off” is a strong term because right now, this is just a rumor and after the Sony research team reports back the internet unanimously hates everything about this, I’m sure Sony will squash the idea and hopefully get back to negotiating with Marvel to sell the rights to the franchise they seem to have no idea what to do with. This is the kind of thing that makes people lose faith in a studio because even though this is probably a rumor that will die quickly, you don’t hear these kind of ideas coming from Disney or Warner Bros. about their properties. At some point, you have to admit you’re not cut out to manage a franchise and maybe sell it to someone that is. (LatinoReview)