Olivia Wilde has revealed her excitement and passion for directing a Marvel movie – rumored to be a Spider-Woman film.
Landing a gig in the superhero genre is as big as it gets for a director these days so one can imagine Olivia Wilde’s excitement about getting the opportunity.
While she is rumoured to be directing a Spider-Woman film, the actress has spoken to Evan Ross Katz (via EW) about the opportunity she has as a female director in this genre without giving anything away:
“Look, we are seeing this incredible influx of female directors and storytellers getting to take hold of this genre, of the superhero space, and infuse it with their own perspective. So, not only do I get to tell this story as a director, but I get to develop this story, and that was what made it so incredible for me.
“I’m just honored to be amongst this wave of women who are showing up and saying ‘we are not only going to step in and try and tell this story like men do, we’re actually going to reframe the stories themselves and the industry is, as far as I can tell, really supportive of that. There is a sea change and it’s because of these decades of trailblazers who demanded this over and over and over again and it’s finally broken through and I’m very fortunate to be there with it.”
It will be interesting to see just what film Wilde ends up directing and how she will bring her own unique voice to the project. Let us know on our social channels @flickeringmyth what you’re hoping to see…