Kaya Scodelario within the MCU? The Character Fans Are Convinced She’d Play

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Marvel hasn’t been in a position to launch any new films theatrically but this yr, so followers are abuzz with casting solutions for future films, whereas studios are busy placing collectively groups to make these films. As common, nevertheless, there are extra questions than solutions. 

News broke final week that Sony is engaged on a Spider-Woman film with Olivia Wilde within the director’s chair. However, what shouldn’t be recognized is which Spider-Woman this shall be, and it’s not even a on condition that this shall be within the MCU. 

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What is the brand new Spider-Woman film? 

Last week Sony, which owns the rights to Spider-Man and related characters, introduced they had been growing a brand new Spider-Woman film with a girl who might need performed Spider-Woman, however who will as an alternative direct the brand new Spider-Woman film – if, the truth is, it’s a Spider-Woman film. 

Deadline reported, “Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe. While not confirmed, it is expected that the story will be centered on Spider-Woman.” Wilde is honing her craft on motion scenes with a thriller referred to as Don’t Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf, and Dakota Johnson.

Wilde is an actor recognized for titles together with Tron: Legacy, Her, and HBO’s Vinyl. Last yr she went behind the digicam to direct the extremely acclaimed comedy Booksmart, about two teenagers (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) who delight themselves on their lecturers however resolve to indulge in a single evening of partying the evening earlier than commencement. It doesn’t go as deliberate. 

Who is Kaya Scodelario? 

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The casting for the title function has not been introduced but, however Scodelario’s title is being bandied about on Reddit. One fan described her this fashion: 

“She has the fitting search for Jessica Drew and is British, simply because the character is. She’s a robust actor too and has a stable huge price range appearing resume, with the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie and the Maze Runner franchise (some inexperienced display/motion background there), whereas starring in area of interest classics like Skins [UK] and lately Crawl, the place she stunned many along with her efficiency together with myself.”

Other solutions on the thread included Daisy Ridley, Alicia Vikander, Ana de Armas, Eiza Gonzales, Dakota Johnson, and Vanessa Kirby. Ridley’s title has come up in multiple discussion board about Spider-Woman, though whether or not she’d need to go from one large franchise to a different stays an open query. 

Is this film within the MCU or the SPUMC?

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Another query is what Spider-Woman that is. The already talked about Jessica Drew character is simply one of many variations. Spider-Man’s paramours Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson have each been Spider-Women at one-time or one other. In reality, audiences have seen a Gwen Stacy model by way of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the place that character was voiced by Hailee Steinfeld.

That film came about in what’s now referred to as the SPUMC – the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. That’s not the identical factor because the MCU, though crossovers are attainable. The SPUMC consists of the 2018 Venom film and the upcoming Morbius, with Jared Leto. These films are about Spider-Man-adjacent characters, and to this point, the “official” Spider-Man performed by Tom Holland has not appeared in these films in any respect. 

That may change, given the typically tenuous settlement between Marvel Studios/Disney and Sony to share the Spider-Man character. But it appears extra doubtless the upcoming Wilde film could be within the SPUMC. Either manner, followers could have one thing to look ahead to if Scodelario does conform to signal on.

In the meantime, the following Spider-Man associated film within the pipeline, barring any additional pandemic delays, is Morbius, which intrigued followers by apparently that includes Michael Keaton’s character from Spider-Man: Homecoming, which really blurs the strains of the universes.

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