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'Spider-Man' bosses planning female superhero film


Studio bosses at Sony Pictures are working on bringing a female superhero from the "Spider-Man" comic universe to life on the big screen in a new movie.

It is not yet clear whether the film will focus on Black Cat, Silver Sable, Spider-Woman or another female crime-fighting character from the Marvel franchise, but TV writer and producer Lisa Joy has been hired to pen the script.

"Iron Man" producer Avi Arad and "The Amazing Spider-Man's" Matt Tolmach are onboard to help develop the project.

Sony executives are also working on "Spider-Man" spin-off film The Sinister Six, which will be released in 2016, and another about supervillain Venom, in addition to Andrew Garfield's return as the titular superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4.

The news emerges just weeks after Marvel masterminds revealed Norse god Thor would be reinvented as a woman to encourage more females to read comic books.

The superhero was portrayed onscreen by Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth.

Aug 4, 2014 9:06PM
I'm a girl and I say hell NO to a female Thor...Come on Marvel don't mess with a good thing. Thor has been and should always be a man. If you want a female spin off then do Lady Sif.. I'd go for that everytime. She's not only beautiful but can kick **** with the best of them.

The early days Supergirl flopped big time because it was poorly written and the special effects sucked. Besides the budget to make it was a joke too Today it would have a better chance but it would takes an actress people want to see in a action film like that.
Aug 4, 2014 8:44PM
Disney owns Marvel. Marvel gave us Thor. Thor is the son of a god. Thor is now female. Which means Thor is now a Disney princess.
Aug 4, 2014 6:30PM
Super Girl was done back in 1984 or 85 it totally sucked and tanked if I remember right.
Aug 4, 2014 8:26PM
Waste of time and money,  Straight to DVD.
Aug 4, 2014 6:18PM
Good tired of seeing dudes in spandex.
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