Olivia Wilde hints at Kevin Feige’s involvement in Sony Marvel venture
After final month introduced the thrilling phrase that Olivia Wilde had signed on to co-write and direct a secret Marvel venture for Sony Photos, the 36-year-old filmmaker has now hinted that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige could have a hand within the movie.
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In an interview with Leisure Weekly, Wilde saved her lips sealed as to which character the movie can be specializing in, with sources reporting it to be a Spider-Lady standalone movie she is co-writing together with her Booksmart collaborator Katie Silberman and Wilde even taking to Twitter after the preliminary announcement with a spider emoji, however did joke she was dancing across the topic out of worry of a sure inventive head.
“All I can say is that that is by far probably the most thrilling factor that’s occurred to me as a result of not solely do I get to inform a narrative that…. take heed to me, attempting to keep away from Kevin Feige’s pellet gun,” Wilde mentioned. “We’re seeing this unimaginable inflow of feminine administrators and storytellers attending to clutch this style, this tremendous hero house, and infuse it with their very own perspective. Not solely do I get to inform the story as a director however I get to develop the story and that was what made it so unimaginable for me. I get to do it with thee aforementioned Katie Silverman, who, she and I like to do all types of issues collectively however our love began with Booksmart. To know that we went from telling a narrative about feminine friendship in highschool to this different stratosphere now’s simply tremendous thrilling.”
The venture has reportedly been excessive on Sony’s precedence checklist and the studio has been in talks with Wilde to direct it for some time, although she practically handed as her upcoming lineup of initiatives has stuffed up shortly over the previous yr, however the prospect of launching her personal feminine superhero swung her to shut the deal.
It additionally marks the second female-centric Marvel movie at the moment in growth at Sony Photos, with the studio touchdown S.J. Clarkson (Recreation of Thrones) to direct and develop a movie that’s rumored to be a Madame Webb venture earlier this yr, whereas additionally nonetheless growing a sequence adaptation of Black Cat and Silver Sable with Gina Prince-Blythewood after initially cancelling the movie within the works.
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Wilde additionally turns into the most recent feminine expertise to get her arms on a serious comedian e book venture, with final month bringing phrase that Candyman‘s Nia DaCosta would helm Captain Marvel 2 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 2 observe within the footsteps of current feminine filmmakers behind blockbuster properties within the style together with Marvel Lady‘s Patty Jenkins, Birds of Prey‘s Cathy Yan and The Eternals‘ Chloe Zhao.
The brand new venture shall be produced by Amy Pascal, who’s at the moment working with Wilde and Silberman on a buddy Christmas comedy at Common, and government produced by Rachel O’Connor. Wilde is at the moment gearing as much as start taking pictures the psychological thriller Don’t Fear Darling at New Line, which has landed Florence Pugh (Midsommar), Chris Pine (Marvel Lady 1984), Harry Kinds (Dunkirk) and Dakota Johnson (The Excessive Word) to star.
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