The idea of making a film about Madame Web has been floating around for some time. In any case, progress is being made at last. An new film reportedly had conversations with Dakota Johnson to play the role. Madame Web’s background is in comics, so this pick comes as something of a shock, but it’s also really intriguing.
The screenplay was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and is the latest instalment in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe film franchise. In this production, S.J. Clarkson will take the helm. It’s Sony’s first superhero feature with a female protagonist, joining the Venom series, the long-delayed Morbius (due out in April 2022), and the Aaron Taylor-Johnson-led Kraven the Hunter (due out in 2023).
Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), who was also announced to have joined Madame Web by Variety in the middle of March, will reportedly be working alongside Johnson. Zosia Mamet from “The Flight Attendant” and Celeste O’Connor from “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” will both make cameo appearances in the film. Likewise, Isabela Merced has joined the team. In addition, Emma Roberts has been added to the cast, albeit her specific part is still being determined. Furthermore, Adam Scott, formerly of Severance, has joined Madame Web in an as-yet-unspecified capacity.
Additionally, Sony has reportedly pushed back the release of their Madame Web film by three months. Madame Web will now come out on October 6, 2023, instead of July 7.
How would you react if this is the final scene of Madame Web? pic.twitter.com/VEVhKu2lc9
— The Wednesday Pull List! (@WednesdayPull) August 22, 2022
The idea of a movie centred on Madame Web sounds intriguing. Especially because she has been a consistent presence in the comics for a long time. Moreover, she has never been the main character in her own show. Madame Web, aka Cassandra Webb, is an old blind woman who has myasthenia gravis and uses a spiderweb-shaped artificial respiration apparatus to help her breathe. The figure, who made their debut in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man in the early 1980s, is often called upon to aid Spider-Man through the use of clairvoyance. Since she always plays a supporting role, she never has to take on the role of the antagonist, hence she has no actual villainous enemies.
This, however, is not to imply that Sony doesn’t have ambitious ideas for the character. An alarming “sources have highlighted it’s possible the project might evolve into something else,” according to Deadline. “(Like a ham sandwich?)” Which begs the question: what does this entail? An intriguing possibility is a comic book past that features a youthful Cassandra Webb. The most likely scenario, though, is that Sony will place this project in the present day, where the rest of its Spider-Man Universe cast resides. As reported most recently by Deadline, “The film will be an origin narrative of the clairvoyant, whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the spider world.”
Films about Julia Carpenter could possibly be made. After Cassandra Webb is fatally injured in a 2010 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, she passes on her clairvoyance (and her blindness), and the character becomes Madame Web. Although Madame Web is an intriguing persona to base a whole film around, other choices exist. We’ll be on the lookout for any news about the Madame Web film.
Dakota Johnson as Madame Web: a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the “spider world”
Additionally, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Emma Roberts, Mike Epps, Adam Scott, and Zosia Mamet have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Follow digitalnewsexpert.com to get all recent updates.