The actress confirmed the news she has closed a deal with Sony Pictures to direct and develop a film revolving around a female character.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 19, 2020
Sony’s official Twitter feed replied with an applause emoji.
— Sony (@Sony) August 20, 2020
The film will see Wilde reunite with Katie Silberman, who co-wrote her directorial debut Booksmart, which starred Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.
She wrote on Instagram: “Reunited and it feels so good, especially because we never left each other’s side in the first place @katierosesilberman.”
There are a number of female characters who have taken on the Spider-Woman alter ego over the years, including Jessica Drew, Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson.
Wilde also responded to Frozen actor Josh Gad, who wrote on Twitter: “The fact that @oliviawilde is directing an @MarvelStudios film is enough to get though one more day.”
It’s the least I could do in exchange for the gift of Olaf 🙏
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 20, 2020
She replied: “It’s the least I could do in exchange for the gift of Olaf.”
Wilde’s former House co-star Hugh Laurie congratulated her on the job, writing: “This is most excellent, O. May the road rise up to meet you!”