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Olivia Wilde to direct female-led superhero film for Sony—report

/ 05:59 PM August 20, 2020
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Olivia Wilde attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

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.

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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.

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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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