2020 will be a big year for Sony’s Marvel films. With the release of Jared Leto’s Morbius in July and Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 in October, Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters is looking to thrive going forward. As first revealed by Daniel Richtman, the studio is in the early stages of developing a film based on the fan-favorite character Spider-Woman.
Debuting within the pages of Marve Comics in Marvel Spotlight #32 in 1977, Spider-Woman has been the alias of a bevy of Marvel characters. However, perhaps best known is Jessica Drew.
Created by Archie Goodman and Marie Severin, Drew is a master spy. She was intended to be an actual spider who evolved into a human. However, her origin was retconned several times. Currently, she stands as one of the most influential female characters in the Marvel canon. Her abilities include Superhuman strength, speed, durability, reflexes, and senses. Additionally, her unique costume allows her to glide through the skyscrapers of New York City.
This last summer, controversy struck as Disney and Sony’s deal to share Tom Holland’s Spider-Man fell through. Ultimately, a new deal was struck but it is evident that Tom Holland will appear in both Disney’s MCU and Sony’s SUMC. The notion that his character will one-day cross paths with Jessica Drew is certainly an exciting one.
With the success of female-centric superhero films like Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, Sony could stand to create a new pop culture icon in the form of Spider-Woman. Previously, the character has appeared in her own Spider-Woman animated series on ABC. Jessica Drew will feature in the spinoff of 2018’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
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