Marvel studio is eyeing Michelle MacLaren to direct Spider-Woman (via Illuminerdi), according to a new report.
MacLaren is known for working on hit shows like Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, and Breaking Bad, and this would be her first feature film. She was originally attached to helm Wonder Woman before she parted ways with WB. Patty Jenkins later came in to replace her.
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Moreover, Sony has a lead actress in mind to play the part of Jessica Drew, and that would be Tomb Raider's Alicia Vikander.
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Based on early ideas for the project, the film will have Drew becoming ill because of uranium, which she was around due to her father's scientific experiments. To be able to save her an experimental medicine was used, which is based on the biology of an irradiated spider. She had to be sealed away in a genetic accelerator to amplify the serum's effects, but she doesn't wake up until decades later. She hasn't aged much in that time, and the serum also gave her a unique set of powers.
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Those powers will hopefully involve her patented Venom Blasts, though it will be interesting to see if the movie adopts one of her other abilities. That ability is her special pheromones, which can cause a number of reactions in others – including fear, attraction, and repulsion. She can also stick to walls and has supreme agility.
Drew has had a rich history as a comic-book character and also one of the comics' most bizarre careers, which is saying something. She's been an Avenger, mother, Skrull-queen, Hydra agent and best friend to Captain Marvel. With her dry wit and constant resourcefulness, she is one of the most competent Marvel superheroes and will be a fantastic addition to the MCU.
She's currently to be found in the pages of 'Avengers: Strikeforce,' but fans who want to catch up to her adventures without reading the comics can enjoy full episodes of her lesser-known animated series on Disney+.
Marvel is yet to announce anything regarding the movie, but Sony has been taking full advantage of the Spider-Man-related characters covered by their license, with a 'Venom' movie and now a 'Morbius' film. 'Spider-Woman' would be the first new superhero character in the Sony/Marvel movies.
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