EXCLUSIVE: Sony Footage isn’t solely rising its slate of its Universe of Marvel Characters however is constructing on the feminine characters on the heart of it, and appears to have landed one of the sought-after feminine administrators in Hollywood. Sources inform Deadline that Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel movie undertaking revolving round a feminine character within the universe. Whereas not confirmed, it’s anticipated that the story might be centered on Spider-Lady.
Sony had no remark.
The movie might be penned by Katie Silberman with Amy Pascal producing. Rachel O’Connor will exec produce.
Wilde, Silberman and Pascal have already got robust ties and the three are engaged on a Christmas buddy movie at Common they hope to do previous to this one. Gary Spinelli penned a earlier draft of the script.
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The Spider-Lady character has really been the alter ego of a number of characters within the Spider-Man timeline through the years together with Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Jessica Drew, who was the primary to sport the costume within the late 1970s. For the reason that idea is being fully revamped by Wilde, it’s unknown the course the studio will go along with her.
The undertaking has been a excessive precedence for the reason that prime of the 12 months and Wilde got here near passing on it as her dance card has begun to refill fairly rapidly. On the finish of the day, the concept of getting an opportunity to launch her personal feminine superhero was too arduous to move up, and she or he ultimately got here round to totally committing to the undertaking.
This marks the second movie based mostly round a feminine character in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters to land a director after S.J. Clarkson was tapped to direct a Madame Webb film. Sony can be growing Black Cat and Silver Sable films and is clearly making the trouble to diversify the universe.
Across the business, an increasing number of feminine filmmakers are getting their shot at directing big-budget comedian e book films. Nia DaCosta most just lately landed the Captain Marvel 2 job at Marvel and together with Wilde and Clarkson will comply with within the footsteps of Patty Jenkins, Cathy Yan and Chloe Zhao, the latter who has the upcoming The Eternals.
It has been fairly the 12 months and half for Wilde, who after spending the previous decade as an A-list actress determined to make her transfer to directing with the coming-of-age story Booksmart. The movie was certainly one of final 12 months’s greatest reviewed movies and earned Silberman a WGA nomination for greatest unique screenplay.
She would comply with that up by attaching herself to the psychological thriller Don’t Fear Darling, which ultimately landed at New Line following one of many extra heated bidding wars of 2019. That movie just lately set Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson to star and can shoot this fall.
Wilde is repped by CAA, Untitled Leisure and Ziffren Brittenham. Silberman is repped by UTA, MXN Leisure and Myman Greenspan.