Tom Holland's Spider-Man 3 Set Photo Hints at Aunt May Subplot

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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This article contains spoilers for the untitled Spider-Man 3.

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are currently deep into filming for the untitled Spider-Man 3, which will release theatrically within the MCU on December 17, 2021. This third installment for the web-slinger is undoubtedly going to be the biggest live-action Spidey movie ever produced thanks to rumors and reports confirming appearances from nearly a dozen past Spider-Man stars via the MCU's multiverse.

Concurrently coming with this large-scale action will be a true continuation of the plot laid out in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and, more recently, 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home. As Tom Holland's Peter Parker takes on new adversaries like Alfred Molina's Doc-Ock and Jamie Foxx's Electro, he will still have plenty to handle in his civilian life alongside Aunt May, MJ and his high school friends.

Included in the lower stakes portion of this movie will be a follow-up on a small detail laid out in the threequel's 2019 predecessor.


A new post on Reddit reveals a set photo from Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man 3 that indicates a follow-up to Aunt May's charity work from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The photo shows a trailer with a FEAST logo embedded on the side, which stands for "Food, Emergency, Aid, Shelter, and Training." This organization is a homeless shelter located in New York's Chinatown in Marvel Comics.

Marisa Tomei was also recently spotted on set during this filming, likely indicating that she will be continuing her community work with FEAST in Spider-Man 3. It's unknown if this was the same organization with which she worked in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The trailer also has "Forest Hills Moving Co." on the side, which is likely a reference to the town in which Peter Parker grew up during most of his comic run.


With so much exciting action set to take place in Spider-Man 3, it seems to make sense for some of the plot to take a step back and not include web-slinging or dimension jumping.

It's unclear whether this will be the same organization with which May worked in her last appearance or a new one, but it certainly makes sense considering her penchant for helping others, especially through times as crazy as those in the MCU at this point. Marisa Tomei's iteration of Spidey's aunt has proven to be a strong and independent personality through her time in the franchise so far, and her work at FEAST should be a great way for her to accomplish her goals.

This is also the second time that FEAST has been utilized in Spider-Man properties over the last few years, as it was famously an important part of May and Peter's lives in the wildly popular 2018 Marvel's Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4.

In that game, the shelter was run by Martin Li, who later revealed himself to be the super-villain Mr. Negative. Whether Li comes into play in Spider-Man 3 is unknown, but this game's story should help fans familiarize themselves with the organization before it makes its big screen debut.

It's unclear how prominent of a role May or FEAST will play in the already epic story of Spider-Man 3, but it will at least help to ease some of the tension through the plot. Tom Holland's hero will have more to deal with than ever before in this flick, and any reprieve he can get will be a welcome sight.

Spider-Man 3 is currently filming and will release in theaters on December 17, 2021.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.