While Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producer Amy Pascal discussed the future of the franchise, she revealed the planned Spider-Gwen-centric spinoff will also introduce Silk and Jessica Drew's Spider-Woman.
Pascal confirmed to Vanity Fair that the Spider-Women spinoff will feature Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Woman alongside Jessica Drew and Cindy Moon, aka Silk. Bek Smith will pen the script for the animated film, which will be directed by Batman: Year One’s Lauren Montgomery. Cindy Moon’s big screen debut could also coincide with a live-action Silk movie, which is reportedly in early development at Sony.
“I think it’s great that we’re going to be able to tell movies about female superheroes in this realm, and in the live-action realm as well, because I believe that there are going to be characters that really resonate for people,” Pascal said. “They’re funny and quirky and different, and heroic in all kinds of different ways that only animation allows you to do.”
Pascal added that both upcoming films, which are based on recent runs of Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man, will continue a new focus from Columbia Pictures to stay true to the source material they are adapting for the big screen.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is in theaters nationwide.