Marvel: 4 things we must see from Spider-Woman in the MCU

Gwen Stacy as Spider-Gwen in Sony Pictures Animation's SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
Gwen Stacy as Spider-Gwen in Sony Pictures Animation's SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. /
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NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 07: Fans pose as their favorite comic book and science fiction characters ‘Spider-Woman’ and ‘Domino’ at the 2009 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center on February 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) /

We may be getting a Spider-Woman film in Sony’s Marvel Universe. But what are the qualities we need from the character should she cross over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Everyone wants a piece of the comic book franchise pie. And everyone should. It’s a lucrative dessert. Marvel Comics has continuously proven that their movies will continue to make money. And, if the DC FanDome has shown us anything, DC Comics certainly isn’t out of the race either.

However, there has also been quite a lot of news on the Sony Marvel front – so much that some of it may have slipped under the radar. That news involves Spider-Woman and a possible unexpected director named Olivia Wilde.

Olivia Wilde has been around for some time now. She starred in The Lazarus Effect, was amazing in Butter, and may be more recognized as being incredible in House. You might not expect her to be part of a Marvel Comics movie as a director, but here we are – and it’s definitely a smart move. Projects about women characters should have a woman at the head of it – whether it’s directing, producing, writing, or all of the above.

As Bam Smack Pow’s own Scott Brown said, Wilde has been one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. Having her in charge of a project that is expected to feature Spider-Woman in some sense makes sense. While we may not know which Spider-Woman it’ll be yet, we can assume it’ll be one of the two more popular. Those two being Jessica Drew and Gwen Stacy.

Whether this ends up being a Sony-only movie or the character directly crosses over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (like Spider-Man) remains to be seen, but here’s what we’d like from the two potential Spider-Women should any of them show up on the screen.