Does Whatever A Spider-Woman Does

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Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting alum Olivia Wilde has reportedly signed on to direct and develop a Spider-Woman movie.

While Sony hasn’t confirmed exactly what the project is, Wilde did hint at a spider-related character with a simple tweeted emoji.

Deadline also has it that this is a “completely revamped” version of Spider-Woman, which means it probably won’t be a Gwen Stacy spin-off from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Of course, it could still be a live-action version of the Spider-Gwen iteration, or it could be about Jessica Drew, or Julia Carpenter, or heck even Mary Jane Watson. All these characters have used the Spider-Woman moniker at one point, so it’s hard to know which one will be under Wilde’s guidance.

Olivia Wilde Directing Spider-Woman Movie for Sony: Report (CoS)

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17 thoughts on “Does Whatever A Spider-Woman Does

  1. Scundered

    All the “woke” movies Marvel are making have been a financial disaster, do they not understand the fan base just want good stories using the established characters, not a political lecture.

  2. Junkface

    The movies have had strong female leads in the past like Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies. Those were great stories, well directed, in 1979! Its like the whole world has forgotten this and the woke culture of Hollywood executives have decided they have just discovered women in strong roles and want to shoehorn this idea in everywhere. It’s patronizing more than anything. Has it been successful?

    Concentrate on great stories, great characters, great directors and get the casting right.
    Good luck to this project, I hope its more successful than the rest were

    1. Ragamuffin

      You’re right in that there’s loads of excellent films with female leads, but what we’re talking about here is directors. In the past women have been shut out of this profession. The best illustration of this is the poor record of Oscars being awarded to women directors: only five women have ever been nominated for Best Director, and only one has ever won (Kathryn Bigelow).

      Its great to see the likes of younger talents like Olivia Wilde & Greta Gerwig getting supported (finally) by big studios.

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