We're right in the middle of a giant wave of superhero movies, with four studios vying for box office dollars. One of the biggest complaints in this trend thus far, is the apparent lack of leading ladies. The two biggest contenders, Marvel and DC, have failed to produce any non-white male solo characters, but now the race is on.
Deadline is announcing that Sony has hired Lisa Joy Nolan, writer of Burn Notice, to pen a solo film for a female hero from their Amazing Spider-Man franchise to be released in 2017. The most-likely candidate, as she appeared briefly in Amazing Spider-Man 2, is Felicity Jones as Black Cat.
This news comes on the heels of Marvel head, Kevin Fiege, hoping that their first female driven superhero picture (hopefully Captain Marvel) will "come sooner rather than later", and DC's announcement that a solo Wonder Woman film is also scheduled for 2017.
2017 better prepare itself, it's shaping up to be the summer of super heroines.
This is pretty awesome guys:
The second [Edge of Spider-verse] will take place in a universe where Gwen Stacy was the one bitten by a radioactive spider and became Spider-Woman. Latour says that he will explore the differences in Gwen's approach to being a hero as compared to what we know of Peter Parker.
"Counterbalance all that with what I think is a fun, modern story about a young woman struggling with what she wants out of life," he says. "Gwen's in a band, she wants to be an artist—but how practical is that when suddenly you can lift cars and stick to walls? What happens when you wake up and find you are basically a gun? Do you have to carry a badge too? Is it selfish to want something else?"