If any single Marvel hero can carry a complete shared universe, it’s Spider-Man. That’s what Sony is relying on, at the least. The studio nonetheless retains the film rights to the webslinger and associated Marvel characters. Of course, for the previous few years, Marvel Studios has shared custody of Spider-Man. But with a live-action Spider-Verse on the way in which, may Emma Stone return?
Emma Stone performed Gwen Stacy in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ films
Stone performed Gwen Stacy in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel. While that Andrew Garfield-led franchise was minimize brief, many followers and critics famous that Stone and Garfield’s chemistry — the 2 dated for some time — was a spotlight. Of course, Gwen Stacy fell to her loss of life in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, seemingly ending Stone’s time within the position.
However, Marvel Comics launched an alternate universe model of Gwen Stacy in 2014. Instead of Peter Parker, Gwen obtained the fateful spider chew, turning into a superhero often known as Spider-Woman. Also often known as “Spider-Gwen,” the character has develop into a fixture of the comics ever since. And latest MCU initiatives point out she could possibly be making her manner into dwell motion.
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‘Into the Spider-Verse’ ready audiences for a live-action model
While Spider-Woman has by no means headlined her personal film (but), the character did play a serious position in 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In that Oscar-winning animated movie, Hailee Steinfeld — who has lengthy been rumored to play the MCU’s Kate Bishop — voiced Spider-Gwen. And some followers anticipate Marvel will parlay its success right into a live-action Spider-Verse.
After all, the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel — directed by none aside from Spider-Man 2002’s Sam Raimi — will formally convey the multiverse into the MCU. And latest developments sign a full-on convergence of all earlier Spider-Man films. Oscar winners J.Okay. Simmons and Jamie Foxx, the latter in line with The Hollywood Reporter, are again. Stone could possibly be subsequent.
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Olivia Wilde is onboard to direct a top-secret Marvel film for Sony
Deadline reported in August 2020 that Olivia Wilde — who made a critically acclaimed directorial debut with 2019’s Booksmart — signed with Sony to direct a “a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe.” Although no official affirmation has revealed what the undertaking is, even the Deadline piece acknowledges it’s most likely Spider-Woman.
Various characters have carried that moniker within the comics, however none have the identical mainstream consciousness as Gwen Stacy. In addition to Stone and Steinfeld, Bryce Dallas Howard performed the character in 2007’s Spider-Man 3. Considering how no model of Gwen Stacy is presently canon within the MCU, Stone may simply play this universe’s model of Spider-Gwen.
There’s at all times the prospect Sony is planning to revive that Silver Sable and Black Cat team-up film. But if the studio is angling for Spider-Gwen, Stone — an Oscar-winning A-list star in her personal proper — is the good alternative to hold it. She has but to align herself with every other present franchise, except for Zombieland. Besides, who wouldn’t need to play a superhero?