Has the world gone mad? We have yet to find a new Spider-Man but people are already looking for someone to play Spider-Woman? According to a recent report from MTVUK, High School Musical and Beastly star Vanessa Hudgens is in the running to play the character in a new adaptation based on the comic (rolls eyes).
An inside source close to the project states, “The idea is for this to be a fun, comedic movie and Vanessa is perfect for the title role.” We’re going to have to disagree on that. Spider-Woman needs to look like she can kick someone’s ass not dance all over them to the latest pop tunes. This would be a very, very bad idea for everyone involved. The source went on to say, “Spider Woman is strong and sexy but in this case hilarious. Vanessa is apparently very interested in the idea.”
The description of this character sounds like blasphemy. Spider-Woman was a prominent staple in the Marvel world during the late seventies but she was eventually depowered and faded away into obscurity. Over the past few years, she’s resurfaced as part of the New Avengers team and even got her comic revamped for another run.
We’re well aware that Marvel is interested in tackling their smaller, lesser known characters now that Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and The Hulk have all been done but this is not the way to go. Hopefully, this is a sad rumor that someone made up when they were bored and had nothing else to do.
Could you see Hudgens as Spider-Woman?