Sony Pictures is not only growing its slate of its Universe of Marvel Characters but is building on the female characters at the center of it, and looks to have landed one of the most sought-after female directors in Hollywood. Sources tell Deadline that Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe. While not confirmed, it is expected that the story will be centered on Spider-Woman.
This is last week’s news but I never posted about it. Spider-Woman is a safe but technically vague bet as to the identity of this character, especially considering Wilde’s spider emoji tweet. The real question is: which Spider-Woman? Jessica Drew and Gwen Stacy are the two most likely secret identities, with my money being on Gwen as Ghost-Spider. We’ll find out for sure in a couple of years.
Wilde, for her part, directed last year’s Booksmart. Go see it. Based on that movie, I can see her putting together a very human story of an awkward teenage superhero dealing with friend drama and supervillains.
And! Also from Deadline: ‘Captain Marvel 2: Candyman’s Nia DaCosta To Direct Sequel‘!