All the way back in 2020, it was reported by Deadline that Sony Pictures had hired Olivia Wilde to both direct and develop a Marvel movie. While there was no confirmation at the time who the film may be about, insider Daniel Richtman suggested it may center around Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman.
But the big question was, is Marvel Studios involved? Back before Deadline reported that news, Murphy’s Multiverse’s Charles Murphy revealed how he heard that Marvel Studios was “at least having conversations with Sony about trying to make [the project] a co-opt.”
Besides a brief comment from Wilde about “trying to avoid… Kevin Feige’s pellet gun,” there hasn’t been any further word on the project or compelling details. Now, the actress and director have offered up some cryptic comments while marketing her upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling.
Potential Spider-Woman Director Teases Marvel Connections
In an interview with Variety, Olivia Wilde commented on her rumored work with Marvel and what she likes about the company’s approach to filmmaking.
When pushed to say something about her top-secret Marvel project, which many speculate to be Spider-Woman, Wilde admitted that “[she] can’t say a word about [it],” going on to joke that she’d have “to bury [herself] in the couch” if she told anyone.
She did continue, however, sharing how she appreciates how Marvel “[allows] newer filmmakers to come into the fold and have access to those tools of the Marvel Universe.”
Sadly, there aren’t any more answers to be found as of yet. Only time will tell. In the meantime, fans can look forward to Sony’s next projects: Kraven the Hunter, which releases on January 13, 2023, and Madame Web, which hits theaters on October 6, 2023.