The expansion of Sony’s Spider-Man universe continues with a new action-adventure flick with a female focus: Madame Web.
The movie follows Marvel Comics character Cassandra Web/Madame Web who was first introduced in 1980’s The Amazing Spider-Man No. 210. The character is a clairvoyant who specializes in predicting the future of several superheroes in the Spider-Man universe.
In the comics, Madame Web not only mentored Peter Parker’s alter ego but numerous others. She was usually depicted as a blind, paralyzed old woman surrounded by web-like detail designed to keep her alive. Dakota Johnson will star as the titular character in the flick long before Cassie becomes an elderly woman.
Joining Johnson will be Sydney Sweeney, who will play Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman.
Speaking with Variety in April 2022, Sweeney noted she ordered “a bunch of comic books” to prepare. “There’s a lot to learn. I’ve always been a really big fan of all of the Marvel and Sony Universe movies,” the Euphoria actress shared. “I’ve grown up watching them all and I’ve been engulfed in the entire world my entire life, so being able to be a part of that is such an incredible, incredible thing.”
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