Did You Pick Up On This Budding Romance In ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

Whatever side of the schism you’re on, fans find it pretty easy to agree on one thing about Captain America: Civil War: Tom Holland is awesome as Spider-Man, and we can’t wait to see him, Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei together again in Spider-Man: Homecoming next year.

Aunt May and Tony Stark

Aunt May and Tony Stark

Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei is great in just about everything she does, and Civil War was no exception. Choosing a younger Aunt May for the new Spider-Man is a bold choice, and it opens up a lot of different options for story lines that haven’t been explored before. After seeing Tomei and RDJ’s brief but adorable scene in Civil War, it seems like there might be a romance brewing between Peter’s mentor and his guardian. Here are all the reasons Civil War foreshadowed a future romance between Tony Stark and Aunt May:1. Tony Is Estranged From His Wife

Tony And Pepper, Separated

Tony And Pepper, Separated

Although it was hardly a focal point of the plot, Tony dropped a few hints to Steve that he and Pepper are on the outs. Given that she’s not a main character in the Spider-Man story, it’s highly unlikely that she’ll make an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And with her out of the way…
2. Aunt May Is Young And Smokin’ HotAunt May just keeps getting younger. In the comic books, Aunt May is a gray-haired old woman in her 70s. Marisa Tomei is only 51, and she’s a total babe.

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei

There’s been a bit of controversy over whether Marisa Tomei was the right choice for the role. Rosemary Harris, 88, played the role in the Sam Raimi versions of the story starting back in 2002. Sally Fields, 69, stepped into Aunt May’s shoes for The Amazing Spider-Man ten years later.

Rosemary Harris 2002 / Sally Fields 2012

Rosemary Harris 2002 / Sally Fields 2012

Marisa Tomei is exactly seven months younger than Robert Downey Jr., making her the ideal candidate to be a love interest for Iron Man. Plus, Tomei is a total babe, and she and RDJ would look just as cute together now as they did back in 1994.

Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei in 'Only You'

Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei in ‘Only You’

3. They Were So Into Each Other For Those 45 Seconds We Saw Them TogetherWhile it’s not exactly out of character for Tony Stark to exchange a few flirtatious lines with any female, he and Aunt May were totally vibing on each other. May was all flustered, and Tony asked Peter about her just after their scene was over. It would be such a tragedy to waste that kind of chemistry without letting it go any further. Their tryst won’t be the focal point of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but man, would it be adorable!