Olivia Wilde is now adding another notch in her director belt. The director/actor/producer has inked a deal to direct a female-centered Marvel film for Sony Pictures, Deadline reports. Deadline also disclosed that, while not confirmed, the story is said to revolve around Spider-Woman. 

Now, Katie Silberman has been tapped to pen the script. Rachel O’Connor will serve as executive producer and Amy Pascal will also produce. 

Wilde has become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. She’s best known for her critically lauded directorial debut Booksmart. Starting this fall, Wilde will be at the helm for psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, which stars Florence PughChris PineShia LaBeouf, and Dakota Johnson

As many comic book readers know, Spider-Woman has been the alter-ego for a myriad of characters. Such characters include Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and Jessica Drew — the latter of whom initially sported the costume in the late ’70s. 

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Of course, it’s unclear which direction Wilde will take, especially since Spider-Woman has been portrayed by more than one character. My hope is she’ll go the Jessica Drew route. We already have movies that showcase Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson. It would be a nice change of pace to include a character that seldom receives the attention she so deserves. Regardless, I love Wilde as a director and I’m excited to see how this project evolves. 

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