Olivia Wilde to direct female-led superhero film for Sony—report
A female-led Marvel film is reportedly set to be helmed by director-actress Olivia Wilde.
Sony Pictures has made a deal with Wilde to both direct and develop the film, Deadline reported yesterday, Aug. 19. Sony has yet to confirm the news.
The outlet speculated that the female-centric movie will feature Spider-Woman, which has a script by Gary Spinelli.
Spider-Woman has been the alias of a slew of characters including Jessica Drew, Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy.
Wilde’s “Booksmart” collaborator Katie Silberman will pen the script. Amy Pascal, who produced Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” will serve as producer. Rachel O’Connor is executive producer.
Sony’s efforts in diversity include a Madame Web movie to be directed by S.J. Clarkson. Other female comic-book protagonists who could get their own movies with Sony are Black Cat and Silver Sable. Niña V. Guno /ra
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