Sony Pictures is not only growing its slate of Universe of Marvel characters but also building on female characters at its centre, and landing one of the most sought-after female directors in Hollywood.
The actor and director, Olivia Wilde, signed a deal with Sony Pictures to direct an untitled Marvel film with a female-centric character. Wilde confirmed the news on Wednesday by responding to (@JoshGad) Josh Gad, American actor, comedian, and singer who is best known for voicing Olaf in the Frozen franchise and sharing the reports with a spider emoji. The clue has excited fans with plenty of speculation around a potential Spider-Woman movie.
Josh Gad replied to it by saying, “The fact that @oliviawilde is directing an @MarvelStudios film is enough to get through one more day.” To this, Wilde replied, “It’s the least I could do in exchange for the gift of Olaf.”
It’s the least I could do in exchange for the gift of Olaf ?
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 20, 2020
The Spider-Woman character has really been the alter ego image of a few characters in the Spider-Man timeline throughout the years including Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Jessica Drew, who was the first to don the ensemble in the last part of the 1970s.
The undertaking has been a high priority since the head of the year, and Wilde verged on saying no thanks to it as her dance card has started to fill up quickly. Toward the day’s end, getting an opportunity to disregard her own female hero was too difficult to even consider passing up, and she came on board.
This marks the second movie based around a female character in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters to land a director after S.J. Clarkson was tapped to coordinate a Madame Webb film. Sony is additionally creating Black Cat and Silver Sable motion pictures and is plainly putting forth the attempt to enhance the universe.
Around the industry, an ever-increasing number of female filmmakers are getting their shots at coordinating big-budget comic book motion pictures. Nia DaCosta most as of late found Captain Marvel 2 employment at Marvel and alongside Wilde and Clarkson will follow in the strides of Patty Jenkins, Cathy Yan and Chloe Zhao, the latter who has the upcoming The Eternals.
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