Sony Taps Olivia Wilde To Direct Untitled Female-Centered Marvel Film
Sony is continuing to grow its slate of Marvel centered films, and they have now tapped some top talent to helm an upcoming project. According to Deadline, Olivia Wilde will direct an untitled female-centered Marvel film for the studio.
While it is not confirmed, it is expected that the movie will focus on Spider-Woman. According to Deadline’s report, the project has been a high priority for Sony since the beginning of the year, and Wilde came close to passing on it has her schedule has continued to fill up. Thankfully, the idea of launching her own female superhero franchise seems to have been too great an opportunity to pass up.
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.
Word first spread that development on a Spider-Woman film had begun in February, and since then, the project has been mostly up in the air. Later reports claimed that Kevin Feige was interested in working on a deal for Marvel Studios and Sony to share the character similar to their Spider-Man agreement. However, as of now, it remains to be seen if this deal has come to pass.
The film will be written by Wilde and her writing partner Katie Silberman with Amy Pascal producing. Additionally, Rachel O’Connor will executive produce.
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