Dakota Johnson is reportedly poised to portray Madame Web in Sony’s planned Spider-Man spin-off, according to rumors. Her character, who initially appeared in the 1980s comic book The Amazing Spider-Man, will be the center of attention in the film. Johnson is making his debut appearance in a superhero film.
According to Hollywood Reporter, S.J. Clarkson is set to direct the feature, which is part of Sony’s calendar of films established on Marvel characters. As for details of who Madame Web is in the Marvel universe, the character is a mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes. She has also served as a mentor to Peter Parker’s alter ego and also generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman.
Madame Web in the comic book world is depicted as a blind, paralyzed old woman. It’s not clear yet, how Johnson’s character will be presented in the film. The film’s script is being penned by writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who have previously written Morbius starring Jared Leto which is slated to release on April 1, 2022.
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Dakota Johnson’s career has seen her feature in several important indie films after becoming a worldwide success as a result of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Johnson has recently become the focus of the festival circuit because to her performances in Am I OK? and Cha Cha Real Smooth, both of which she also created.
In terms of Sony’s next Marvel projects, aside from Venom and Morbius, the company is also developing Kraven the Hunter, which will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.