It appears that Marvel and Sony could be working on a new deal for another shared property. According to insider Charles Murphy, Kevin Feige has expressed interest in bringing Spider-Woman, aka Jessica Drew into the MCU.
Murphy shared on Murphy’s Law Podcast that the President of Marvel Studios is interested in developing a new deal with Sony to share the character.
“The last that I heard, they were at least having conversations with Sony about trying to make it a co-opt. I know that Feige is at least interested in making a Jessica Drew movie with Sony,” said Murphy.
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.
The rights to Jessica Drew are relatively complicated as she has ties to HYDRA, which is owned by Disney. Still, her alias, Spider-Woman, is shared by several Spider-Man characters, which are owned by Sony. So while Disney could hypothetically produce a Jessica Drew movie without Sony, they would be unable to use her Spider-Woman identity. Therefore, it would be in the best interests of both studios to make a deal to share the character and her superhero identity.
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