Female Led ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Planned for 2017, Will it Be Black Cat?

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black-catMarvel head honcho Kevin Feige was recently asked about the prospect of a female led Marvel movie and he responded saying, “We find ourselves in the strange position of managing more franchises than most people have… does it meant you have to put one franchise on hold for three or four years in order to introduce a new one? I don’t know. Those are the kind of chess matches we’re playing right now.”

DC Comics is clearly hoping to go that direction with Wonder Woman as Gal Gadot stars as the Amazonian princess in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and now it seems Sony has found the direction they want to go when it comes to the future of their Spider-Man franchise, which recently saw The Amazing Spider-Man 3 delayed two years to 2018. That direction is to bring us a female-led superhero movie.

Deadline reports the news and while there are no specifics on which character it will be, I’d have to imagine the highest possibility is Black Cat (pictured), the character introduced as Felicia in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, portrayed by Felicity Jones. Spider-Woman is also a possibility, but why delay one Spider-Man just to deliver a Spider-Woman? Seems a bit redundant to me.

The site also reports that along with Drew Goddard‘s The Sinister Six, which is set for a November 11, 2016 release, the studio may have Alex Kurtzman‘s Venom film (rumored to be titled Venom Carnage, ready for 2017.

No word yet on when the film will likely hit the big screen, but Lisa Joy Nolan (“Westworld”) will write the screenplay and most likely get geek temperatures running higher considering she’s the wife of Christopher Nolan‘s brother and frequent collaborator Jonathan Nolan.