Sony has been very focused on creating their own Spider-Man inspired universe. Originally, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to be the jumping-off point for many stories. Even the Sinister Six were going to get their own film at one point. Even as that film bombed at the Box Office, they never gave up that dream. Once Marvel Studios got involved with the reboot of Spider-Man: Homecoming, they had another chance. It started with Venom that was a surprise Box Office hit. They already finished production on Jaret Leto‘s Morbius with a Venom sequel already underway. Now, we also got the announcement that Olivia Wilde will direct a film focused on Spider-Woman. As far as we know, Marvel Studios is only involved with the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man films. This could change very soon though. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wilde may have slipped and confirmed that Kevin Feige is heavily involved.
Listen to me try to avoid Kevin Feige‘s pellet gun.
This might confirm that creatively Marvel Studios is heavily involved with this project, something that’s been a topic of conversation at Murphy’s Multiverse for quite some time. Back in February, we first speculated that the film might be set in the MCU; then, in March, the Charleses discussed a rumored new deal between Disney and Sony on an episode of Murphy’s Law. In the comics, Jessica Drew has many ties throughout the comics. She is a close friend of Carol Danvers and was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. She also became an agent of S.W.O.R.D. in the comics, who will make an appearance in Disney+’s WandaVision show. Most notably though, she was the character that was replaced by the Skrull queen Veranke during the Secret Invasion storyline. There are rumors that Captain Marvel 2 may adapt this storyline so her introduction as part of the MCU seems like a perfect choice.