While Marvel fans are eagerly anticipating new films like the Venom sequel's arrival, news of a secret superhero film that is in the works.

According to Variety, sources tell them that veteran TV director S.J. Clarkson is helming the first woman-centric Marvel film for Sony using their catalogue of characters.

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In their report, they say the character at the center of the film has not yet been revealed. Further, a lead actor has not been selected.

Details are sparse without a writer on board either. Rumors say it will be based on the Madame Web comic-book character though.

What Variety does know though is that the studio is looking for an A-list actor and will be hiring a writer afterwards to design a script around them.

The publication's sources tell them that a list of possible stars include Charlize Theron and Amy Adams but stress that no one has signed on yet.

Clarkson is the only person involved so far. In the past, she's worked on shows including Banshee, Bates Motel and Succession. 

As for Sony's plans for upcoming Marvel titles, several are being postponed over the pandemic.

The followup to Venom is now slated for a mid-2021 release while Morbius is moving from July 31, 2020, to March 19, 2021. Venom: Let There Be Carnage was set for release on October 2, 2020, but is now arriving on June 25, 2021.

The Venom sequel will now be taking the release date Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman was set to arrive after it was reported that it was delaying its release.

Other Sony films are also being pushed back on their release calendar.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is moving from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021 and Tom Holland‘s Uncharted is shifting from March 5, 2021, to October 8, 2021.

Are you excited to find out what the secret Marvel film will be focusing on? Let us know in the comments below.

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