Dakota Johnson is reportedly poised to play Madame Web in Sony’s planned Spider-Man spin-off, according to reports. Her character, who first debuted in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man in the 1980s, will be the focus of the film. This is Johnson’s first appearance in a superhero picture.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, S.J. Clarkson is poised to direct the project, which is part of Sony’s Marvel character film slate. Madame Web is a mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes in the Marvel universe, according to the character’s description.
She has also served as a mentor to Peter Parker’s alter ego and also generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman.
Madame Web is a blind, crippled old woman who appears in comic books. It’s unclear how Johnson’s character will be depicted in the film at this time. The script is being written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who previously wrote Morbius, which will be released on April 1, 2022 and stars Jared Leto.
Dakota Johnson’s career has seen her star in a number of important indie films after becoming a worldwide success as a result of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. Johnson has recently become the focus of the festival circuit because of 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 studio is also developing Kraven the Hunter, which will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.