Olivia Wilde has just signed an agreement to develop and direct an untitled, female-focused Marvel film project. As the deal was signed between Marvel and Sony Pictures, there is now speculation that the latest from Wilde will be a potential ‘Spider-Woman’ film.
The Spider-Woman title has been held by multiple Marvel Comics characters throughout the years, starting with Jessica Drew in 1970s (whose origin involved uranium and spider blood), and also including Mary-Jane Watson and Gwen Stacey (as popularized in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).
The script will be penned by Booksmart writer, Katie Silberman with Amy Pascal producing. Rachel O’Connor will executive produce.
Wilde made her feature film directorial debut last year with Booksmart, which earned a Writers Guild of America nomination for the script by Silberman, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel. Wilde is also currently attached the thriller Don’t Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson with production scheduled to commence early next year.
Booksmart was a favourite of 2019 for us, we cannot wait to see what Wilde can bring to the table on her next projects!