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Dakota Johnson to Star as 'Madame Web' in Sony's First Female Superhero Film!

By InCinemas  /  04 Feb 2022 (Friday)

Sony Pictures' expansion of its universe of Marvel characters has found its Madame Web!

Dakota Johnson (of Fifty Shades franchise and Netflix's The Lost Daughter) is tapped to star as the titular character, marking her debut in the superhero genre as well as Sony's first female superhero. Director S.J. Clarkson is on board to helm the film based on a screenplay from Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

In the comics, Madame Web is depicted as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis and thus was connected to a life support system that looked like a spider web. Due to her age and medical condition, Madame Web never actively fought any villains. For that reason, sources have stressed it’s possible the project could turn into something else. Insiders say due to her psychic sensory powers, she is essentially Sony’s version of Doctor Strange.

Sony is coming off a hot streak with Venom: Let There Be Carnage making more than $500 million worldwide, while Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the biggest film of 2021 with $1.7 billion in worldwide sales.

As for Johnson, she has had quite the year starting with her acclaimed role in Netflix’s The Lost Daughter. Her Sundance film Cha Cha Real Smooth sold to Apple for $15 million after premiering at the festival. She can be seen next in Persuasion.

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