Coming out of Special Edition: NYC, I understand from well-connected sources that moving Spider-Gwen into an ongoing series was a decision that came directly from Isaac Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel, the man who saw Marvel Studios start making live action movies, who sold Marvel to Disney, who is Disney’s largest single shareholder, who moved the Star Wars comics license to Marvel – and who is always packing.
Recently, the Sony Wikileaks e-mails revealed a man who seemed reticent to make female-starring superhero movies, citing failures in the past. However later that year, he greenlit a Captain Marvel movie starring the Carol Danvers character.
It may have been a power play over Sony’s plans to make an “Untitled Female Superhero Spider-Man Movie” in 2017. Many presumed it was the classic Spider-Woman character from the seventies, while some suggested Catwoman-alike character The Black Cat from the comics.
We will have to see what the 2017 female Spider-man related movie turns out to be.