After tackling geeky teenagers in highschool, Olivia Wilde’s shifting on to the comic-book “in” crowd and changing into the most recent feminine filmmaker to assist a superhero movie.
The actress-turned-filmmaker, whose directorial debut “Booksmart” received important acclaim, has been tapped to direct an as-yet-untitled new Marvel film for Sony, an individual conversant in the scenario however not approved to talk publicly about it confirms to USA TODAY.
In accordance with a Deadline report, which was the primary to interrupt the information, the film is predicted to middle on Spider-Girl and will probably be written by Wilde and her “Booksmart” accomplice Katie Silberman. The pair was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for the 2019 comedy.
In response to the information spreading, Wilde merely tweeted a spider emoji Wednesday.
Wilde is the most recent lady to signal on to steer a serious superhero movie, becoming a member of the likes of Patty Jenkins (“Marvel Girl” and its sequel), Cathy Yan (“Birds of Prey”), Cate Shortland (“Black Widow”), Chloe Zhao (“The Eternals”) and Ava DuVernay (“New Gods”).
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Not a lot is understood but concerning the mission, although Sony is dedicated to carving out its personal nook of the bustling superhero galaxy. Initiatives on the studio embrace Tom Hardy’s hit “Venom” and its sequel, the Jared Leto automobile “Morbius” and a Madame Internet film directed by S.J. Clarkson. Sony can be creating tasks centering on Black Cat and Silver Sable.
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In a 2015 Cinema Mix interview, Wilde mentioned that she was a fan of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe films however “the factor with feminine superheroes is that, so as to be highly effective, they’re flawless. The concept of (butt-kicking) energy lacks a sure nuance, at occasions. There’s something to be mentioned for a feminine director working to create a feminine superhero that maybe (has) a bit extra complexity.”