Sony Pictures is planning to release a spinoff film centered on a yet-to-be-identified female super-hero, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new installment will be set within the continuity of the latest Spider-Man films, with Lisa Joy (TV’s Burn Notice) attached to write the script. RELATED: Guardians of the Galaxy Blasts Away Box-Office Competition Spidey has encountered many female crime-fighters in the comics before, leaving the possibilities for a protagonist open to any number of characters, ranging from Black Cat to Spider-Woman. The project marks the third spinoff film in the Spider-Man universe Sony now has planned down the pike. A Sinister Six film is due out in 2016 and there’s also a much-awaited Venom installment in pre-production. Perhaps because of all the spin-off plans, the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back from June 2016 to some point in 2018. The announcement of a female-driven action film comes at a fitting time, in the wake of the success of the Scarlett Johansson-starring Lucy, which recently crushed Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules for the top spot at the box office in their opening week of release.