Well, bad news. Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ spinoff movie, ‘Spider-Women’ is not being worked on by Sony at this time. It was announced that her character, Gwen Stacy, a.k.a. Ghost-Spider or Spider-Gwen, would headline her own animated movie, co-starring the first Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, and Silk, the heroic identity of Cindy Moon, two other characters from various Marvel Comics books. This was in 2018, after ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ proved to be a hit at the box office. But as far as Steinfeld is concerned, the picture doesn’t appear to be happening.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Steinfeld said:
“Not that I know of, I am not in the know with these things… It’s funny, because I feel like this is the time to figure it out. But I do think, obviously, everything has kind of been slightly put on hold. So there hasn’t been much that I’ve heard lately.”
Even without ‘Spider-Women’, Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy will be back in the direct sequel to ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ which is still in the works, although the coronavirus outbreak has pushed it from its April 2022 release date to October 7, 2022.
In the meantime, Steinfeld was heavily rumored to be the frontrunner for the role of Kate Bishop in the upcoming Disney+ series, ‘Hawkeye’. She would co-star with Jeremy Renner and will serve as his replacement as the arrow-shooting Avenger. But there hasn’t been much buzz about that series in a while, but it is known that it hadn’t begun production prior to COVID-19 shut-downs. There is also talk that Steinfeld will be unable to star in another series, due to commitments to her Apple TV+ show ‘Dickenson’ which has been renewed for a second season.
Following the release of ‘Dickenson’, Steinfeld made a cameo in the bomb ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and has released two new pop singles, “Wrong Direction” and “I Love You’s.”
Are you disappointed that Sony doesn’t seem to be moving forward with ‘Spider-Women’?