After the success of the Venom franchise, the huge response to the Spider-Man franchise in which Sony collaborated with Marvel and some mixed reviews about the latest Morbius movie starring Jared Leto, Sony is ready to move on to new projects, one of which is the Madame web movie. Sony made an interesting decision for the movie by choosing the cast Dakota Johnson to play the leading role; Actress best known for her role in the 50 Shades of Gray franchise.
The selection of Dakota Johnson came as a surprise to most fans, but the reveal of new members this week was even more shocking. He was one of the most amazing actors Sydney Sweeney , the actress who recently captured the industry with her portrayal of Casey Howard on the hit HBO series Euphoria. It has not been revealed which character she will play in the movie but her inclusion in the cast is reason enough to get most fans excited.
Other additions to the cast include Celeste O’Connor, who was recently seen in the Ghostbusters remake, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Isabella Merced who appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight, and Tahar Rahim who appeared in the Mauritanian, The Project starring Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Levi.
In the comics, Madame Web is generally a supporting character in most of the Spider-Man characters, so it will be interesting to see how a movie centered around the character will play out. Madame Web is a mutant clairvoyant who is usually seen sitting in a chair surrounded by an impressive build of networks necessary to keep her alive. She is blind and paralyzed and generally shares her story lines in predicting the future of the Spider-Man characters, as well as guiding Spider-Man characters including many of the Spider-Women. The character does not generally participate in the middle of the action themselves.
The Madame Web release date is July 7, 2023, and at the moment anyone is guessing which direction this movie will take, but if the latest Spider-Man properties like Venom and Spider-Man: No Way to Get Home, the project will likely turn out well. All fans can do now is wait.