Olivia Wilde will soon be joining Sony’s Spider-Verse. EW has confirmed that the actress and director has signed on to develop an untitled Marvel movie for the studio.
Details are currently being kept under wraps, but according to Deadline, which first reported the news, Wilde’s film will center a female character — and that character might be Spider-Woman.
Wilde will direct and co-write the film with her writing partner Katie Silberman. She also teased the news on Twitter with an appropriately arachnid emoji.
Sony has the rights to a vast stable of Marvel Comics characters, and Wilde’s film will join a growing roster of Sony superhero movies that includes Venom, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the upcoming Morbius. (Sony still shares custody of Spider-Man with Disney, with Tom Holland’s webslinger appearing both in standalone Sony movies and as part of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
If Wilde’s film does turn out to be about Spider-Woman, we’ll have to wait and see exactly which iteration of the character. In the comics, several different women have suited up over the years under that name, including Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, and Julia Carpenter, but perhaps the best-known version is the original Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, who first popped up in the comics in 1977.