While there have been rumblings of a Spider-Woman movie in development, this has yet to be supported by trades or announced officially by Marvel/Disney.
However, that hasn’t stopped potential behind-the-scenes details making their way online.
Charles Murphy has mentioned a new rumor on his podcast (via MCUExchange) that Marvel’s chief creative officer and film studio head Kevin Feige is now open to the idea of working with Sony Pictures on Spider-Woman film, making the project a co-production.
MURPHY: “The last that I heard, they were at least having conversations with Sony about trying to make it a co-opt. I know that Feige is at least interested in making a Jessica Drew movie with Sony.”
This wouldn’t be completely unheard of as it sounds very similar to how Marvel Studios tackles the recent solo Spider-Man films, Marvel makes those movies and Sony puts up the money and distributes.
Disney and Sony last year made a last-minute deal to have Marvel Studios return for Jon Watt’s Spider-Man 3, keeping Spider-Man in the MCU for at least two more movies.
The character Jessica Drew is apparently fair game for both studios, but Sony has control of the Spider-Woman title.
Jessica’s origin has ties to the villainous group HYDRA and more recently had connections to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s cosmic counterpart S.W.O.R.D. (will be introduced in WandaVision).
Drew has been expected to show up in a female-centric Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse spinoff movie that has been in the works alongside Spider-Verse 2.
Given her origins in the comics as a British character, plenty of fans have suggested that Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley should be considered to play the live-action version of Jessica in the movies.
Ridley might not be ready to jump into a new franchise after spending the last six years with Star Wars and might not be in a rush to make those kinds of commitments.
Treat all this Spider-Woman stuff as rumor for the moment.
SOURCE: CHARLES MURPHY