In the film, Aunt May dies after being fatally injured in Peter Parker‘s apartment during a battle with the Green Goblin, Norman Osborn. She was supposed to say the famous Spider-Man motto, “With great power, there must also come great responsibility,” before passing away in the ambulance.
On Instagram, Phil Saunders, a concept artist who contributed to ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ recently posted three images. The images show a crying Peter Parker (Tom Holland) watching over Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) in her final moments as she’s dying. Check out the post below.
Saunders wrote, “Spider-Man: No Way Home has one of the most poignant moments in the MCU: the death of Peter Parker’s beloved Aunt May. In an earlier version of the script, this moment took place in an ambulance racing to the nearest hospital. I always like to capture the emotion of a scene in my keyframes, so this was a wonderful shot to be assigned.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home Writer Reveals Original Ambulance Scene Plan for Aunt May’s Death
In a February 2022 interview on the Gold Derby YouTube channel, Spider-Man: No Way Home writer Erik Sommers explained that originally, May’s death was planned to happen in an ambulance. He mentioned several reasons for this choice, including capturing the right emotional tone for the scene and the importance of delivering the line “With great power, there must also come great responsibility” in a meaningful way. They wanted to avoid making it overly sad or forced, so they carefully planned the scene’s organization, tone, and flow to get it just right.
According to reports, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the writers of the previous MCU Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland, completed the script for Spider-Man 4 before the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes began. Holland confirms that the ‘Spider-Man 4’ script is looking good so far, but further details will soon be revealed. Will Miles Morales join Holland’s ‘Spider-Man 4’? There is a possibility of Miles Morales joining Holland’s ‘Spider-Man 4,’ as the film may explore the idea of a multiverse. Holland said, It’s hard to say, but Holland teased “some stuff going on” in the untitled Spider-Man 4 that he’s “excited about.” “Whether or not it’ll come to fruition, who knows?” Holland added, “But right now it’s looking pretty good, and we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Holland’s Spider-Man 4 release date is scheduled for late 2025, by Sony Pictures.