Olivia Wilde has closed the deal with Sony Pictures to develop and direct an untitled Marvel film believed to be based on Spider-Woman, according to a source.
Wilde replied to a tweet from Deadline, who first reported the deal, with a single black spider emoji while Sony gave her tweet with a round of applause emoji back.
Amy Pascal, who previously produced The Post and Little Women, is set to produce the untitled film with Rachel O’Connor on board as executive producer.
Katie Silberman, who previously worked together with Wilde on the critically acclaimed, coming-of-age movie Booksmart, will write the film.
“Reunited and it feels so good, especially because we never left each other’s side in the first place @katierosesilberman,” Wilde wrote in Instagram.
The two, along with Pascal, is also working on a Christmas buddy film for Universal prior to the Sony franchise.
Not much is known about the untitled Marvel movie as Wilde is expected to completely revamp the concept.
Sony has had the project put on high priority since the start of the year, and Wilde almost passed up on the opportunity to launch her own female superhero.
Despite of her dance card filling up quite quickly, she eventually came around to fully committing to the project.
The project will be the second movie in Sony’s universe based around a female character to land a director after the Madame Webb movie taps S.J. Clarkson to direct it.
Sony, who is clearly making the effort to diversify the universe, is also developing Black Cat and Silver Sable movies.
Wilde, who spent the past decade as an A-list actress, decided to pursue directing and killed it with Booksmart, which was one of last year’s best reviewed films.
She then followed that up with the psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, that sets Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson to star and will shoot this fall.