Olivia Wilde Will Helm New Female Marvel Movie, Likely ‘Spider-Woman’

A new Deadline report says Olivia Wilde “has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character.” Wilde has seen her stock as a filmmaker skyrocket after the success of 2019’s Booksmart. She seems to have a knack for drama and comedy — something the suits at Marvel crave like cookie dough. So then who’ll be the subject of this “secret Marvel film,” we wonder… Black Cat? Silver Sable? A Madame Web movie is already in the works. Think bigger. Deadline speculates it’ll be Spider-Woman, which makes plenty of sense. Wilde will reportedly reunite with her Booksmart writer, Katie Silberman, and producer, Amy Pascal. Rachel O’Connor will executive produce.

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