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Aunt May
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Name: May Reilly-Parker
Alias(es): Aunt May
Affiliation: Peter Parker
Spouse(s): Ben Parker
Portrayed by: Sally Field
First appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man
Last appeared: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Appears in: 2 Films
"Peter, listen to me. Secrets have a cost, they aren't for free. Not now, not ever."
―Aunt May[src]

May Parker, commonly known as Aunt May, is a fictional supporting character from the Marvel Comics' Spider-Man series. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko in 1962. She was portrayed by Sally Field in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man as somewhat younger than in previous depictions.


The Amazing Spider-Man

After her brother-in-law Richard and his wife Mary were forced to leave their son Peter in New York as they traveled abroad, May and her husband Ben took the boy under their ward. May and Ben alike acted as parents to Peter.

They lived normally until Peter gained his spider powers, which would lead him to become the masked hero Spider-Man, but, because of this, Peter would come home late at night, often to his aunt and uncle's questioning toward this. She frequently expresses concern for Peter being out so late and frequently coming home injured, though he declines to reveal to her where he has been.

One night, when Peter again came home late, Ben, fed up with him always being home at such an hour, demanded that Peter apologize, only for Peter to storm out of the house. Ben went out looking for him, but was confronted by an armed man on the run from the law. Ben tried to stop him, but was fatally shot in the stomach at point blank. Even after being widowed, Peter still did not tell her where he went at night or what he would do during this time, she begrudgingly lived with the mystery, but continued to love and care for him.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

May became a nursing student to support herself and Peter financially after he graduated from high school. May revealed to Peter that she and Ben were visited by government agents a few days after Richard and Mary disappeared and were told that Richard was planning to sell secret weapons to foreign powers. May later comforts Peter during his depression over Gwen Stacy's death and contributes to giving him the confidence he needs to become Spider-Man again.

See Also

Webb Film Series
Films: The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Characters: Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Harry Osborn | Mary Jane Watson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Flash Thompson | Norman Osborn | Ashley Kafka | Rajit Ratha | Donald Menken | Felicia Hardy | Alistair Smythe | Richard Parker | Mary Parker | Kari
Enemies: The Lizard | Electro | The Green Goblin | Rhino | The Black Cat | Ultimate Goblin | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Industries | Oscorp Tower | Midtown Science High School | Beloit Psychiatric Hospital | Ravencroft Institute
Video Games: The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2