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Olivia Wilde To Direct Marvel’s Spider-Woman Movie

by : Julia Banim on : 20 Aug 2020 17:02
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Olivia Wilde is reportedly set to direct Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Woman movie, confirming the news with a simple spider emoji on Twitter.

Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart (2019) was released to critical and commercial acclaim, and she has since become a highly sought after director.

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This hotly anticipated superhero movie will feature the very first live action movie outing for Spider-Woman, a comic book character whose origins spin back to the 1970s.

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Wilde’s involvement in an untitled female-led superhero movie was originally reported by https://deadline.com/2020/08/olivia-wilde-spider-woman-director-secret-marvel-movie-sony-1203017798/, who speculated that the story might well revolve around the seldom-seen Spider-Woman.

This turned out to be bang on, with Wilde going on to share the article with a cheeky spider emoji. She also uploaded an Instagram pic of what appears to be one of her children wearing the iconic Spidey-suit.

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Fellow actors have expressed excitement at the project, with Josh Gad (Frozen) tweeting:

The fact that @oliviawilde is directing an @MarvelStudios film is enough to get though one more day.

Offering a sweet compliment in return, Wilde replied:

It’s the least I could do in exchange for the gift of Olaf.

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Wilde also received a warm congratulations from former House co-star Hugh Laurie, who tweeted, ‘This is most excellent, O. May the road rise up to meet you!’

Wilde will reportedly reunite with Katie Silberman to co-write the script. The pair worked together previously on Booksmart – which bagged a Writers Guild of America nomination for best original screenplay – and fans have skyscraper high hopes for this next collaboration.

Writing about the project on her Instagram story, Wilde spoke of her joy at working alongside Silberman once again:

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Reunited and it feels so good, especially because we never left each other’s side in the first place.

Amy Pascal – who previously produced The Post and Little Women – will be producing, with Rachel O’Connor (Spider Man: Homecoming) on board as an executive producer.

As of yet, not much is known about this untitled Spider-Woman movie or even what sort of character we can expect. However, there is plenty of interesting comic book material for Wilde and Silberman to draw from.

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Various Marvel characters have taken on the Spider-Woman alter ego since she first appeared in 1977. Superheroine Jessica Drew was the original, but fans have also seen turns from Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, Marvel, Now, Spider-Man

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