Sony Pictures continues to expand their Spider-Man cinematic universe. The next film set to be released in the franchise is writer and director Drew Goddard's Sinister Six. That's the first of several films that will revolve around Spider-Man's rogue gallery of villains. That movie is coming in 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is now set for 2018.
According to Deadline, the studio is now looking to add a female superhero to the mix. They've hired Lisa Joy Nolan (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice, Westworld) to work on the script for the character's story. We don't know exactly which character the film will center on yet, but Black Cat, Silver Sable, Firestar, and Spider-Woman are a few characters that come to mind. But right now any of these names are speculation. I will say that the Black Cat character was already introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, played by Felicity Jones, so that is a strong possibility.
It is only a matter of time before we see a comic book movie that centers on female superhero, and this is the first one that has kind of been announced in this new generation of superhero movies that is actually going into development. Hopefully it turns out better than the Electra and Catwoman movies. Those did not work at all.
The report also mentions that the title of the Venom movie being developed by Alex Kurtzman is called Venom Carnage. No other details are given, as it's just mentioned in passing, but if the word "Carnage" is in the title, does that mean we'll see the character Carnage in the movie?! I sure hope so, because I would love to see Carnage finally brought to life on the big screen!
There's a lot of potential with these Spider-Man spin-off movies. There's some decent talent being hired to help in their development, so hopefully they turn out great.