Madame Web: Dakota Johnson In Talks To Star In Spider-Man Spinoff At Sony

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Dakota Johnson is in talks with Sony Pictures to star in the Spider-Man spinoff film Madame Web, with S.J. Clarkson attached to direct.

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Dakota Johnson is in talks with Sony Pictures to star in the Spider-Man spinoff film Madame Web, with S.J. Clarkson attached to direct.

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In Marvel Comics, Madame Web is portrayed as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, leaving her connected to a life support system that resembles a spider web. Due to her age and medical condition, Madam Web never actively fought any villains. The character first appeared in the comics in 1980 (The Amazing Spider-Man issue 210) and was created by writer Denny O’Neill and artist John Romita Jr.

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The report also states that sources that it is possible that the character and project itself could be tweaked should Johnson sign on for the role. It also states that the studio has seen that a female-led Spider-Man Universe project as a top priority, and have been meeting and cutting down a number of A-list talent over the last two months, with Johnson emerging as the frontrunner.

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A Madame Web project has been in development since 2019, when Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless were brought onboard to write the script.