With ‘Sinister Six‘ pushed back to 2016 and ‘The Amazing Spider-man 3‘ now getting a 2018 release date, it also looks like Sony is thinking of doing something different and will be putting out a superhero film in 2017 that will have a female lead! There has yet to be an official announcement on who exactly we’ll be seeing show up on the big screen, but we do know that Lisa Joy (‘Westworld’, ‘Pushing Daisies’) will be writing the script. Both Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are on board to produce.
So who could we see as the lead? As ‘Sinister Six’ is going to be bringing us a slew of villains already and Felicity Jones (‘Like Crazy’, ‘The Tempest’) was introduced in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ as Felicia we may see her as Felicia Harding also known as the Black Cat. While not always a villain in the comics, Felicity could very well find out what Harry Osborn is up to as a potential member of the ‘Sinister Six’ and want to do the right thing. So that is a Black Cat vote from me as to who we’ll end up seeing.
Other potential female heroes could include Silver Sable, Spider-Woman (who may be tied in with ‘The Avengers’ depending on who has the rights to her), Spider-Girl, Firestar (if not owned by the ‘X-Men’ franchise since she is a mutant), and Madame Web (who would be pretty boring to star as a lead if you asked me). There are other potential characters as well, but those are the ones who have shown up the most at the webslinger’s side that I could see being counted on as part of his universe, including the newly introduced Silk who was apparently bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker.
More and more it looks as if Sony wants to copy the success of Marvel’s cinematic universe. It is a solid concept and there are enough characters in Spidey’s wheelhouse to make it work. I’m just afraid that with delays and an initial lack of direction that they don’t have enough of a game plan to make this work. Peter Parker has long been one of my favorite characters and I’d like to see him done right for a long time to come.
Which of Spidey’s female friends would you like to see show up with her own movie in the future?