Any time I hear about a Marvel project rumored or confirmed, my brain usually assumes that it’s a Marvel Studio’s project. I always forget that Sony Pictures still owns a little piece of the action. Today via Deadline we are hearing that A-list actress and rising filmmaker Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to develop and direct a secret Marvel film project that revolve around a female character in the universe. While the character is not confirmed, it’s expected that the film will feature Spider-Woman. For the moment Sony has no comment.
The Marvel project in question will be penned by Kaite Silberman with Amy Pascal producing. These ladies along with Wilde are currently working on a Christmas buddy film over at Universal. This project has been a high priority for Sony. Wilde’s rising status as a director almost made her pass up on it. But the thought of having the opportunity to launch her own female superhero was too tempting to pass up.
It’s clear that Sony Pictures is looking to diversify their current slice of the Marvel Universe. They had already brought in S.J. Clarkson to direct a Madame Webb film. Also they are developing Black Cat and Silver Sable films. For Wilde’s Spider-Woman film, she will have a variety of alter ego’s to pick from for her superhero. In the Marvel Universe over the years she has been Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and Jessica Drew.
I am exctied to see a live-action Spider-Woman. But I am not very thrilled that this has to come from Sony Pictures. On their own, they really haven’t done much for the Marvel Universe, besides the two latest Spider-Man films. As we hear more news about this developing project we will fill you in! How do you feel about a Spider-Woman project directed by Olivia Wilde? Let us know in the comment section below!
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