In the past few weeks, Marvel and Warner Bros. have dropped huge bombs on their fans by making massive superhero announcements. Fox seems content with what they have in terms of X-Men and Fantastic Four, but it seems that Sony is in a bit of trouble with Spider-Man. We didn’t get the news that the webslinger would join the Avengers this week, and the latest rumor could reveal that the studio is scrambling to figure out what to do with their franchise.
At first Sony announced their own Spideyverse in order to compete with Marvel and WB, but with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 performing lower than expected, Sony went back to the drawing board. One of their first moves was to reschedule The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for a 2018 release, and reschedule the Dirty Dozen-style Sinister Six for a 2016 release. And who knows what’s going on with that Venom movie. Now Sony is rumored to have an interesting film lined up. A new report says that the studio is planning to release an all-female Spider-Man team-up film. Hit the jump for more.
Badass Digest was the first to report on the news, which comes to us after Marvel and Warner Bros. announced their own solo female superhero films. But Sony would be the first to have a female superhero ensemble with this project called Glass Ceiling (reportedly not the final title). The heroes that Sony has the rights to include Silver Sable, Black Cat, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, and Silk.
Silver Sable is a gun-toting mercenary who is a leader of the wild pack. Black Cat is a very talented cat burglar who has often teamed up with Spidey from time to time. Since this is a rumor, we don’t know which Spider-Woman Sony is eying. Spider-Girl and Silk are fairly new to the comics, with Spider-Girl coming from an alternate universe, and Silk being a character who was bitten by the same radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker.
It’s important to stress that this is just a rumor that Sony is mulling over. The lack of superhero female films is fairly obvious, so to see an all-female superhero team is very exciting. But it comes to us from a studio with a weak franchise. That being said, this is a rumor that should come true.
[Source: Badass Diegest]