Sony’s Glass Ceiling… what is it?

By: Marv Castillo

Everybody knows Sony is the middle of a struggle. They don’t know what to do with the Spider-Man franchise. Sony was planning the Spiderverse, but as we reported some weeks ago, it looks like they’re not confident enough now that Venom doesn’t seem to be in development anymore. We heard rumor about Spider-Man joining the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially with the announcement of a possible Civil War movie. Kevin Feige president of Marvel confirmed at the big Tuesday event that there’s a Civil War adaptation coming up, but also Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans brought Black Panther to stage and they made something that implies that Black Panther will be taking Spider-Man’s role in the Civil War. The character will be first introduced in Captain America: Civil War, and that’s makes the theory even stronger. Sinister Six, which some kind of team up between Spider-Man and his foes to fight a greater force, will serve as some kind of soft reboot to the franchise and today the new project is Glass Ceiling, which is an Spider-Man spin-off. Glass Ceiling sounds too much like a working title and I doubt this will be the actual name of the movie, but this is Sony’s latest plan to push the franchise forward. The team they’re trying to have in the movie is not even in the comic books, but is an original idea that could work with a low (blockbuster-wise) budget.

Spider-Woman is already in the plans of the Spiderverse, but this is about a team of female characters. Acording to Devin Faraci from Badass Digest:

There are not a ton of female superheroes that would be part of the Spider-Man package. The ones that spring immediately to mind are:

The Black Cat

Silver Sable

Spider-Girl

Silk

It’s not really clear if Spider-Woman is part of the package, but I suspect she is. It’s also possible that Firestar, who was created for the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon, is part of the movie package. Black Cat, of course, is a cat burglar who has the power to give other people bad luck. Silver Sable is a gun-toting mercenary.

Spider-Girl and Silk are much lesser-known characters, with Silk being brand new. It turns out she was also bitten by the same spider that gave Peter Parker his powers, and so she’s a Spider-type as well. Spider-Girl is a character from an alternate universe.

Do you think it’s possible to bring these characters to the big screen? Obviously all these team up movies like Suicide Squad, Sinister Six and Glass Ceiling come from the success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Will they have the same charm as those characters did, or is it just a moneygrab to save a franchise?

Source: Badass Digest.

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