Olivia Wilde to Direct Marvel Female Superhero Movie for Sony

Will Spider-Woman be the next Marvel superhero to get her own standalone movie?


Captain Marvel and Black Widow are not the only ones marvel female superheroes destined to hit the big screen. According to Deadline Wednesday, director and actress Olivia Wilde “has reached an agreement to direct and develop a secret Marvel movie project revolving around an in-universe female character.”

Although no details have been revealed about which woman wonder the superhero will be in the spotlight, Wilde’s Wednesday tweet about the movie news featured a spider emoji, hinting that Spider-Woman might finally get her own standalone movie. The movie could focus on one of Marvel’s popular characters Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Jessica Drew, all of whom have been portrayed as Spider-Woman in the comics.

Not only will Wilde be directing, but she’s also reportedly writing the screenplay, alongside her writing partner Katie Silberman. Amy Pascal is set to produce and Rachel O’Connor will serve as executive producer, making this an all-female film behind the scenes as well.

Wilde is best known for playing the character Dr. Remy Hadley on the medical drama television series House MD, as well as for her roles in the movies. tron the legacyCowboys & Aliens, Her, Rush, The Longest Week and Meadowland, to name a few.


Actress Olivia Wilde in the movie Tron: Legacy in 2010.


Wilde made her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed teen comedy film Booksmart in 2019, for which she won the Independent Spirit award for Best First Feature.

Sony and Marvel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It’s not the only female superhero movie Sony is developing. Black Cat and Silver Sable will also have their own movies.

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