Date: 21st August 2020
Olivia Wilde has signed a deal with Sony Pictures to develop and direct an untitled, female-centric Marvel film project for the studio.
Sony and Marvel are keeping tight-lipped over the project but rumours have been spreading like wildfire that a Spider-Woman project is currently in development at the studio.
The Spider-Woman title has been held by several Marvel Comics characters throughout the years, starting with Jessica Drew in the 1970s, and also including Mary-Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy. The "Spider-Gwen" version of the character has most recently appeared in the animated feature "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse", voiced by Hailee Steinfeld.
Wilde made her feature film directorial debut last year with “Booksmart,” which earned a Writers Guild of America nomination for the script for Silberman, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel. Wilde is attached to direct the thriller "Don't Worry Darling", starring Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson. The New Line film will shoot this fall.
Source: Press Release