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‘Trouble’ Is Not Coming: Sony Denies ‘Aunt May Movie’ After the Craziest Rumor on ‘Spiderman’ Franchise Flooded the Web; Spidey’s Aunt Set for A-May-Zing Spider-Aunt

Nov 17, 2014 03:51 PM EST | By Adelyn Torralba
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After reports gained a lot of negative and hilarious feedback, Sony Pictures cleared the rumored Spiderman spin-off movie that will feature Aunt May is not true, Comic Book Resources reported. The giant production outfit said that the reported Spiderman-less movie is a "silly rumor" with "no validity whatsoever."

Sony Picture's reaction answered Latino Review's reports that a "Trouble" is coming as the movie firm tries to revive the superhero franchise which has declining box office records. The "Aunt May" movie, which will not feature Spiderman, is reportedly underway as Sony finds way to make the most out of the comic-based franchise.

The said movie will be featuring the young Aunt May and will be telling the story of Spiderman's guardian before she took the responsibility in rearing Peter Parker. It is reported that the "target mood is some sort of espionage story in the vein of AMC's Mad Men, which sounds like a way of saying "classier Agent Carter" without name-dropping Marvel's upcoming series."

It can be recalled that Marvel, creator of the Spider-Man character, has released "Trouble" last 2003, as cited by Latino Review. The mini series featured a new back story for Peter Parker's character with its youth characters that includes Aunt May, Uncle Ben, and Parker's parents, Richard and Mary.

In "Trouble," Spidey-fans learned that in turn of events, Richard impregnated Mary but the couple decided to give the baby Peter to Aunt May. The mini series was not loved by the superhero fans and its sales are low, which suggests the ending of Aunt May's character exploration.

Aside from the "Aunt May" movie rumors, Sony has been involved with numerous reports as the direction for "Spiderman" franchise remains unclear. It can be recalled, as Latino Review has cited, that there are gossips about a villain-centric series spinoff, "The Sinister Six and Venom," and the rumored Spider-Girl movie.

On the other hand, if you really love to see Aunt May taking the spotlight, Marvel Entertainment already announced the "long-suffering" aunt of Peter Parker will be featured in the upcoming "Amazing Spiderman Annual," The Hollywood Reporter reports. The comics, slated for release next month, will be crafted by Cale Atkitson.

Atkitson, a well-known cartoonist, will feature Aunt May in a two-page strip with "A-May-Zing Spider-Aunt" title. The artist, who will be writing and drawing the Amazing Spider-Man Annual No. 1, said Aunt May is "Spidey's most uncontrollable super power."

She also added, "With great May-power comes great May-sponsibility." So for Aunt May's fans out there, a big screen film may not be underway but a series is still something to look out for.

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