The Marvel and Sony Spider-Man universe is expanding yet again with the highly anticipated film, Madame Web.
Starring Dakota Johnson as the titular character and Sydney Sweeney as Spider-Woman, this movie marks Sony’s first female-centric Marvel superhero film.
Directed by S.J. Clarkson, the project began shooting last year and has been generating a buzz among fans.
Who is Madame Web?
Madame Web, also known as Cassandra Webb, made her first appearance in Marvel comics in 1980. As an ally of Spider-Man, she is a telepathic mutant who primarily appears as an elderly woman.
In the comics, Madame Web faces several unique challenges. She is blind and lives with a neuromuscular autoimmune disorder that requires her to rely on a spiderweb-like life support system.
Unlike other superheroes, Madame Web does not actively engage in physical combat with villains. Instead, her powers lie in her psychic abilities and her deep connection to the spider world.
Madame Web Film Trailer
Sony recently released the trailer of Madame Web, showcasing all the All-Female Spider-Heroes. In the trailer, Madame Web played by Dakota Johnson starts having visions of the future, she then understands that she is connected to spiderwomen. We see Sydney Sweeney playing Julia Carpenter, a spider-woman in the comics. We also saw Ezekiel Sims as the villain in the trailer. He has somewhat similar powers to what Spiderman has. Ezekiel’s role is played by Tahar Rahim. Uptill now we saw three spider women and Madame Web in the trailer.
Dakota Johnson takes on the role of Cassandra Webb, portraying Madame Web herself.
The casting of Johnson, known for her diverse range of roles, brings excitement and anticipation to the film. She is famous for her role in the adult film Fifty Shades of Grey.
Sydney Sweeney joins the cast as Julia Carpenter, also known as Spider-Woman. Sweeney’s previous work in popular shows like “Euphoria” has garnered critical acclaim, making her an excellent choice for this superhero role.
Alongside Johnson and Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott, Mike Epps, Tahar Rahim, and Zosia Mamet have also been cast.
Initially scheduled for release on July 7, 2023, Madame Web has undergone several date changes. The most recent update places the film’s premiere on February 14, 2024, making it a Valentine’s Day treat for fans.
With the massive success of recent Spider-Man films like “No Way Home,” and the animated Spider-Verse, Sony is looking to expand its universe of Marvel characters.
Sony has not yet changed the release date. So it’s pretty much confirmed that Madame Web will arrive on big screens on Feb 14th, 2024.