‘Madame Web’: Dakota Johnson To Star In Sony’s Upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff Film

Sony Pictures is behind a multitude of spinoff feature films set within their own Marvel Comics cinematic universe with Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Morbius, Kraven The Hunter, and a Spider-Woman project from director Olivia Wilde (Booksmart). Another spinoff has landed a star to lead it.

Deadline reports that actress Dakota Johnson has been selected to play the mysterious Madame Web in a solo spinoff that is directed by S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) from a script penned by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

Plot details are being kept under lock and key for the moment.

Madame Web was a supernatural character, not unlike Doctor Strange, from the pages of the Spider-Man comics and had abilities to show Peter Parker different realities, she was also connected to a version of the Multiverse in the 1990s animated series. There is a good shot since she doesn’t have any standout villains that she could be navigating the Spider-Verse/Multiverse.

Johnson joins Tom Hardy (Venom), Jared Leto (Morbius), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kraven) in Sony’s splinter universe that may or may not crossover directly with the main Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to the box office success of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

There is still an expectation that Wilde’s Spider-Woman is moving forward, but it’s been a while since there has been a concrete update on that one. Kraven The Hunter is expected to be the next big Sony/Marvel project to go in front of cameras with J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier) set to direct.

The superhero project has yet to get an official release date from the studio.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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