Dakota Johnson confirmed her role as Madame Web in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film in a recent social media post. Sony has been working on its own Marvel shared universe for several years.
After Venom became a surprise box office hit in 2018, this project expanded, producing Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Jared Leto’s Morbius, and Aaron Taylor-Kraven Johnson’s the Hunter. According to Screenrant, the creation of Madame Web began in 2019 when Sony hired Morbius authors Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write the screenplay. The director of Jessica Jones, S.J. Clarkson, was then announced as the director of Sony’s first female-led Marvel feature in 2020.
However, production on Madame Web has halted as a result of COVID-19, which has had a significant impact on the studio’s plans for Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. All of that changed recently, however, when it was discovered that Dakota Johnson was in talks to feature in the picture. Dakota Johnson, interestingly, has now posted a photo of the original painting on Instagram, captioned simply with a spider web emoji. This means that Johnson’s contract negotiations with Sony have concluded, and he will, after all, be the director of Madame Web.