WATCH: Marisa Tomei on making Aunt May cooler than Peter in Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Jul 3, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT

For most of his fictional 50+ years of existence, Peter Parker has agonized over caring for his poor, old and perpetually sickly Aunt May. The sweet relationship between the two, the last surviving members of the Parker family, formed the backbone of Spidey's saga during the first years of The Amazing Spider-Man under Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. 

It's no different in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The relationship is still a key part of the Spider-Man story. What is different is Aunt May herself. Let's face it, Tiger: May has never been cooler than she is now, as portrayed by Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei. She's much younger than she's ever been portrayed in the comics or any of the previous Spider-Man feature films. The fact that the age difference between Peter and May is much less adds a new dynamic to their relationship ... but, thankfully, not even a hint of sexual tension. (Hey, the actress brought it up, not me!)

SYFY WIRE talked with Tomei about how her Aunt May still worries about Peter, primarily about the fact that he doesn't seem to have a social life. We also talked about whether May trusts Tony Stark as Peter's mentor and what she wants to see in an Aunt May action figure.