Spider-Woman is the codename of several fictional characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first Spider-Woman Jessica Drew also had her own cartoon series and the second Spider-Woman Julia Carpenter was a regular in the first Iron Man cartoon series.
- Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman, who left the role in the early 1980s. By the late 2000s, she returned to it. This version of the character starred in her own animated TV series in 1979 (which is not to be confused with the similarly named Web Woman animated series of the same time period).
- Julia Carpenter, a former member of the superhero teams the Avengers and Omega Flight, who becomes Arachne and the second Madame Web.
- Mattie Franklin, who briefly impersonated Spider-Man before receiving her own short-lived comics series and appeared in the 2007 Loners miniseries. Currently deceased.
- Charlotte Witter, a supervillain who used the name.
- Veranke, queen of the shape-shifting extraterrestrial race the Skrulls, who impersonated Jessica Drew over a long period of time and was a founding member of the superhero team the New Avengers. Currently deceased.
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is a fictional superheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #32 (cover-dated February 1977), and 50 issues of an ongoing series titled Spider-Woman followed. At its conclusion she was killed, and though later resurrected in an Avengers story arc, she fell into disuse, supplanted by other characters using the name Spider-Woman.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis added Spider-Woman to the roster of the high profile New Avengers. In 2009, the character received her second self-titled limited series, written by Bendis, which ran for seven issues. As part of the Spider-Verse event, Spider-Woman will receive her third ongoing series, this time written by Dennis Hopeless.
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends TV
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was an animated television series in 1981-1983 produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man, Iceman and an original character, Firestar. As a trio called the Spider-Friends, they fought against various villains.
Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students at Empire State University. After working together to defeat the Beetle and recovering the "Power Booster" he stole from Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) the trio decide to team-up permanently as the "Spider-Friends". They live together in Peter's Aunt May's home with her and a pet dog, Ms. Lion, (adopted from Firestar) a Lhasa Apso. Together, the superheroes battle various supervillains.
Some stories featured team-ups with other characters from the Marvel Universe, including Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Sunfire, and the mid-1970s X-Men.
Spider-Man is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. It will be a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise and the 16th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also being the 4th installment of MCU Phase 3.
In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced that Spider-Man would be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a deal to share the rights of Spider-Man, with a new incarnation of the character scheduled to appear in 2016's Captain America: Civil War and a solo Spider-Man reboot film slated for July 28, 2017.
In December 2014, both Sony and Marvel were in discussion about allowing Spider-Man to appear in the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War while having control of the film rights remaining with Sony. Those plans were said to be tabled. Instead, Sony had considered having Sam Raimi return to direct a new trilogy, along with an animated comedy with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. However, on February 9, 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the character appearing in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Sony releasing a Spider-Man film co-produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal on July 28, 2017, with Sony Pictures continuing to own, finance, distribute, and having final creative control of the Spider-Man films. Reports indicated that the MCU film Spider-Man would appear in as part of the deal would be Captain America: Civil War. In March 2015, Marvel Comics COO Joe Quesada indicated that the Peter Parker version of the character would be used.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (2018)
On June 17, 2013, Sony announced a third film with a release date of June 10, 2016. On October 2, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Kurtzman, Orci and Pinkner would return to write the third film. In December 2013, Garfield revealed that he is signed for the third film. In February 2014, Sony announced that Webb will return to direct the third film. On March 31, 2014, Shailene Woodley said she was unsure she wanted to be in the third film as Mary Jane Watson, due to commitments with the Divergent film series. On May 8, 2014, Webb told Entertainment Weekly that the third film's story will focus on Peter's recovering from Gwen's death. On July 11, 2014, Orci left the third film to work on the sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness. In late July 2014, Sony announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was delayed to an unspecified date in 2018. Marc Webb revealed that Norman Osborn will indeed return in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
The Amazing Spider-Man 4
On June 17, 2013, Sony announced a fourth film with a release date of May 4, 2018. In December 2013, Garfield revealed that he is not sure of his involvement for the fourth film. In March 2014, Webb stated that he would not be directing the fourth film, but would like to remain as a consultant for the series. In late July, Sony moved the film to an unspecified date, after delaying The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to 2018.