When the spiderman suit goes viral, it’s going to be a big hit
By Jessica KourkounisAUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The superhero spiderman costume is coming to the American mainstream soon enough.
The actor who played Spider-Man in the 1960s movie series is in talks to star in a series of TV series based on the comic book, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Actor Jon Favreau is developing the spinoff series called Spider-Girl, which will air on Netflix next year, the report said on Wednesday.
Favreau’s new movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the superhero, will be based on a story by his friend, comic book writer Gerry Conway.
The comic book series follows a young girl named Jessica who becomes a superhero in order to save the world from evil, The Reporter reported on Wednesday citing a person familiar with the matter.
Jessica’s superhero costume has become a hit with fans, but not everyone is happy with the idea of a superhero costume for young girls, the publication reported.
A Facebook group called “#SpiderGirl” has gained over 150,000 likes.
A Spider-Woman suit was designed by Conway in the 1970s, and he also designed the original Spider-man suit for the 1960 series, which was adapted into the 1990s TV series.
The suit is now the most worn superhero costume in the world, according to Costume Institute statistics.
The Spider-girl series is also based on an upcoming film series, with producers Simon Kinberg and Deborah Snyder.
It will star a younger generation of actors and focus on their personal struggles with fame and the pressures of celebrity, the Associated Press reported.
The film is expected to premiere in 2017.