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Vanessa Hudgens: SPIDER-WOMAN’s live-action actress?

Vanessa Hudgens and Spider-Woman united as one in a Marvel comic book movie? Could be if MTV sources are to be believed.

This morning MTV UK is reporting…that High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is in talks to play Spider-Woman in her own stand-alone movie based on the Marvel comic book. MTV’s inside source claims that “The idea is for this to be a fun, comedic movie and Vanessa is perfect for the title role,” and that “Spider Woman is strong and sexy but in this case hilarious. Vanessa is apparently very interested in the idea.” Marvel was looking to produce lower budget films ($20-$40 million) based on their third tier characters.

Jessica’s powers derive from her mother’s womb being hit by a laser beam containing the DNA traits of several different species of spiders while she was carrying Jessica (the Drews were trying to splice and harness spiders’ environmental adaptive capabilities, in order to graft them into the human genome).

After Jessica’s parents disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Jessica was recruited into HYDRA (under false pretenses), where she was made into a formidable fighter/assassin. She was trained and mentored by Taskmaster, who schooled her in many martial disciplines and more than seven different fighting styles out of his own “arsenal”.

You know Marvel and their screenwriters are going to “play” with this origin. Are you looking forward to seeing Vanessa Hudgens play a superhero?

Sources: SlashFilm, Wikipedia

 

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