Sony gave us an update on one of their most highly anticipated projects, Madame Web and we’re thrilled. The Spider-Man spin-off is all set to star Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney along with the latest recruit, Celeste O’Connor from Ghostbusters: Afterlife. While Johnson is said to play the lead character in the superhero film, the Euphoria star and O’Connor’s role is still unknown. The movie will be directed by a Marvel alumnus, who has previously worked on Jessica Jones and The Defenders, while Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will be writing the screenplay.
The original story revolves around an elderly woman with psychic abilities, who is suffering from Myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune disorder that requires her to be connected to a life support system that coincidently resembles a spider web. She is blessed with supernatural abilities, which she uses to help Spiderman and Spiderwoman. It is unclear if Dakota will be playing the role of Cassandra Web, the OG Madame Web, or her successor, Julia Carpenter, who receives the superpower just before Cassandra dies.
But, the good news is that the movie has already begun filming and will be ready for a summer release in 2023. What’s more, Sony is also currently working on another Spider-Man spinoff, Kraven The Hunter, starring Taylor Johnson and Ariana DeBose.