Digging into the history a little bit, Julia Carpenter was the second person to take up the mantle of Spider-Woman in the comics after Jessica Drew, who made an appearance in this summer’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” Carpenter, though, first appeared in “Secret Wars” #6 back in 1984 and was created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck. Carpenter gets her powers as a result of being experimented on by a group called The Commission that aimed to make their own superheroes. Carpenter was injected with a mix of plants and spider venom, resulting in her having powers not unlike those of Spider-Man.
Also of note, while Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman typically dons a mostly red costume, Julia Carpenter’s version historically wears a black and white costume. She was featured heavily in the ’90s animated “Iron Man” TV show, as well as “Ultimate Spider-Man” and several video games. But the character has never appeared in a live-action film, making this a potentially very big deal.
For Sony, it seems very logical. Whether or not we see Sweeney actually suit up as Spider-Woman in “Madame Web” almost feels irrelevant. Certainly, the idea is to use this movie as a springboard to give Spider-Woman a larger presence in a solo project down the line, assuming the reception is good enough to warrant it. For what it’s worth, Variety asked Sweeney about a possible “Spider-Woman” movie in the profile, which was “met with a shrug” while “Sweeney smiles knowingly.”
The idea that this movie could, in any way, be teeing up a live-action “Spider-Woman” film is a big deal. For what it’s worth, it was reported in 2020 that Oliva Wilde was going to direct a “Spider-Woman” movie, though we haven’t heard much of anything about it since. Maybe that’s finally going to come back around.
“Madame Web” is currently set to hit theaters on February 14, 2024.
Source From: www.slashfilm.com