Olivia Wilde to direct a female Marvel superhero movie for Sony

Will Spider-Girl be the subsequent feminine Marvel superhero to get her personal stand-alone film?


Captain Marvel and Black Widow aren’t the one female Marvel superheroes destined to hit the large display. According to Deadline on Wednesday, director and actor Olivia Wilde “has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel movie mission revolving round a feminine character within the universe.”

Whereas no particulars have been revealed over which feminine Marvel superhero will get the highlight, Wilde’s tweet on Wednesday about the movie news featured a spider emoji, hinting that Spider-Woman would possibly lastly get her personal stand-alone movie. The film might give attention to any one of many in style Marvel characters Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Jessica Drew, all of whom have been portrayed as Spider-Girl within the comics

Not solely will Wilde direct however she’s additionally reportedly writing the screenplay as nicely, alongside her writing companion Katie SilbermanAmy Pascal is about to provide and Rachel O’Connor will government produce — making this an all-women led movie behind the scenes as nicely. 

Wilde is greatest identified for enjoying the character Dr. Remy Hadley within the medical-drama TV sequence, House M.D., in addition to her roles within the movies Tron: LegacyCowboys & AliensHerRush, The Longest Week and Meadowland, to call just a few. 


Actor Olivia Wilde within the 2010 film Tron: Legacy.


Wilde made her directorial debut with the 2019 critically-acclaimed teen comedy movie Booksmart, for which she received the Independent Spirit Award for Greatest First Characteristic.

Sony and Marvel did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

This is not the one feminine superhero film that Sony is creating. Each Black Cat and Silver Sable will finally be getting their very own motion pictures as nicely. 

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Bonnie Burton