Olivia Wilde is reportedly directing and writing an untitled Marvel movie for Sony.
According to Deadline, who were the first to report on the mystery title, Wilde's Marvel movie will be about Spider-Woman, the alter ego of various characters including Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and Jessica Drew. The Gwen Stacy version of Spider-Woman (alternately known as Spider-Gwen or Ghost-Spider) appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (opens in new tab), voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, but we've yet to see the character come to life in a live-action flick.
Wilde has since confirmed the report on Instagram, posting a screenshot of the Deadline report along with a spider emoji, suggesting her secret Marvel project is Spider-Woman. She will write the script alongside screenwriter and frequent collaborator Katie Silberman, known for Set It Up, Isn't It Romantic, and Booksmart.
Disney – who co-produce the Spider-Man movies with Sony – was working on securing Wilde for the high-priority project since the beginning of the year. It sounds like Wilde was hesitant to take on such a commitment in the midst of a busy year, but ultimately decided to bring a new female superhero into Sony's cinematic universe of Marvel films alongside Venom and the upcoming Morbius.
Ghostbusters and Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal and Spider-Man: Far From Home executive producer Rachel O'Connor are also attached to Spider-Woman.
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