It looks like Sony's web of spider-heroes just caught an incredibly juicy flyDeadline reports that Olivia Wilde has been locked in to direct and develop a new film in Sony's Marvel universe — one that will have a female lead.
Mashable has confirmed Wilde will direct a yet to be named Marvel film, but it's not yet public exactly which superhero she'll bring to the silver screen. Even so, it's a fair bet that it will be someone who's connected to Spider-Man, considering those are the Marvel characters Sony has the rights to.
Nobody has outright said the Booksmart director will be tackling Spider-Woman, but it's a pretty fair guess — especially considering Sony's Madame Web film already has a director in S.J. Clarkson. Though even if it is about Spider-Woman, there are still a few characters it could be about. The most well-known Spider-Woman is former Hydra agent Jessica Drew, but Gwen Stacy has also used the mantle, notably in Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Read more...More about Marvel, Sony Pictures, Olivia Wilde, Spider Verse, and Entertainment
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