Spider-Woman (Not) Announced to join MCU!
While I love a good teaser as much as the next comic book geek, this one is a little bit far-fetched. David Tennant of ex-Doctor Who fame and soon to be star of the Netflix “AKA Jessica Jones” series, recently paid a visit to Marvel HQ. In anticipation of his taking up the role of Purple Man in the eagerly anticipated Netflix/Marvel series, Tennant took the time to pose around the offices and with some artwork of Jessica Jones and another popular Marvel Jessica, Jessica Drew.
This of course has caused fans across the interweb to speculate on the significance of David’s fist-pumping pose next to Spider-Woman. Could this mean that Tennant will be starring alongside both Jessicas in the “Jessica Jones” series? Ummm, I think that’s a bit of a stretch don’t you?
Moviepilot’s Kit Simpson Browne fuelled the flames of speculation:
“It does, though, seem more than a little peculiar that Marvel would take, and then publish widely with their own watermark, an image of one of their newly hired cast-members hanging out next to a superhero they have no plans for whatsoever. After all, the accompanying presence of Jessica Jones sure does make it seem that the duo are both set to be on-screen opponents – hence the creepy gaze accompanying Jessica, and the clenched fist alongside Spider-Woman.”
And while I am ALL FOR Miss Drew joining the MCU and joining it soon, I’m gonna wait for something a little more solid. The good news is while the speculation may just be fandom wishful-thinking, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Spider-Woman will be making her MCU debut at some point in the foreseeable future.
Spider-Woman <3 Captain Marvel
These characters’ modern-day friendship is one that has appeared only recently in their illustrious comic book careers but quickly become iconic amongst us geeks. Even though the two don’t share a huge amount of panel-space these days, they inextricably linked as besties in the superhero world; with one character’s success and popularity connected to the other. Therefore when they first announced a Captain Marvel movie my first thought was, “NOW WE’LL GET SPIDER-WOMAN!”
Where Carol goes, eventually Jess will follow.
Spider-Woman’s Paid Her Dues
Let’s not forget that this character has been around for decades, from as far back as 1979 when she appeared on the small screen as a scruffy journalist for Justice Magazine saving the world from Pyramid-style aliens in her spare time. (Watch the full episode below if you have some spare time. it’s classic. Even though Spidey has yellow eyes for some reason).
She had her own comic book solo-series which ran successfully for years without any real support from major teams such as the Avengers or the X-Men (although she was frequently a guest star). Since losing and regaining her powers she has been a mainstay member of the Avengers, headlining the New Avengers line-up and becoming a significant part of what makes the modern Avengers comics great. She’s also been a member of both SHIELD and Hydra and so the avenues through which to introduce the character are limitless.
We’ll get to see Jessica venom-blast her way onto the big screen and into our hearts soon enough.
If you haven’t fallen in love with Spider-Woman yet a) You’re a fool b) You must be immune to her pheromones c) Start reading and get on board!
- The Origin of Spider-Woman has been told and re-told many times, but I think Brian Michael Bendis finally came up with a consistent backstory for her that’s not too distasteful or far-fetched.
- Spider-Woman working as an Agent of S.W.O.R.D. was a brilliant follow on from her role during the Secret Invasion debacle and takes her back to her roots as a boots on the ground badass agent. (all incidentally written by Bendis, I think I may have a bit of a crush on the guy).
- The Spider-Verse is going all sorts of crazy and I think I need to set aside an afternoon to catch up. As it involves spiders, it inevitably involves Spider-Woman. So a good use of an afternoon I think.