Looks like Sony is expanding its Spider-Verse universe with a new spinoff starring Spider-Gwen and several other female members of the Spider-Man universe.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are expected to be involved somehow, but this film will be helmed by Lauren Montgomery (Voltron) and could feature characters like Spider-Woman, Silk, Madame Web, and others, though the only one confirmed is Spider-Gwen (via THR). According to THR Montgomery is in negotiations to direct, while Amy Pascal will be producing the project.
Into the Spider-Verse is getting good word of mouth so far, and once it hits theaters Sony is hoping to utilize that goodwill to grow it’s Spider-Man animated universe even more. Into The Spider-Verse focuses on Miles Morales and Peter Parker, but Spider-Gwen has a critical role to play, and it appears Sony has faith that she will be an all-star draw for a bigger spotlight.
Having characters like Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and Silk (Cindy Moon) would make a lot of sense for a female-centric team-up film, as the characters have teamed up several times in the comics.
You can check out the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse below.
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. ”
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse also stars Shameik Moore, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Kimko Glenn, Nicolas Cage and Lily Tomlin.
All Female Spider-Man Spinoff Announced