While Sony Pictures continues to struggle when it comes to live-action storytelling (at least without Marvel Studios' help), the studio has found great success in the animated realm.
2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ended up winning an Oscar and earned widespread critical acclaim. While the franchise's focus is primarily on Miles Morales, a whole heap of Spider-heroes have made their presence felt, with perhaps the most popular being Hailee Steinfeld's Spider-Gwen (a.k.a. Spider-Woman).
The character is expected to be put front and centre in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, but what might the future hold for this version of Gwen Stacy beyond that?
In the video below, Steinfeld is asked about possibly bringing Spider-Gwen into a live-action setting alongside the live-action Spider-Men played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Admitting that she's met those two, but not Tom Holland, the actress seems to feel she's said the wrong thing by fessing up to crossing paths with the actors.
The Hawkeye star does seem keen to play a live-action Gwen, though, and that happening would make all the sense in the world.
There's already talk about an animated Spider-Woman spin-off, but assuming a live-action version does become a reality, then we see no reason for Steinfeld to not play her. We'd just like a possible Spider-Gwen movie to be a little more Spider-Man: Homecoming and a lot less Morbius!
Check out the interview below.
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence.
But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
The movie stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Oscar Isaac.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to be released in theaters on June 2, 2023.