Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man Universe Project, Madame Webwhich serves as a spinoff based on the world of the arachnid superhero, continues to shape its cast by adding new talent to its ranks.
According to Deadline reports, the most recent signing is that of Adam Scott (Severance, Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies), in an unknown role at the moment. Scott joins the previously announced, Dakota Johnson (The Lost Daughter, Suspiria), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Freaky), the one announced a few weeks ago, Isabela Merced (Father of the Bride, Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream 4, We’re the Millers), y Tahar Rahim (The Mauritarian, The Serpent, A Prophet, The Looming Tower).
Scott is coming off landing his first Emmy Award nomination, for his outstanding performance in the Apple TV+ original series, Severance, which has 14 2022 Emmy nominations, including best actor (Scott) and best drama series. The streamer is currently airing the comedy series Loopwhere Scott has a supporting role as the ex-husband of the character played by Maya Rudolph.
S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Collateral, Succession) directs Madame Webscripted by Matt Sazama y Burk Sharplessa duo already familiar with Sony’s Spider-Verse, as they are the writers of Morbiusthe spinoff starring Jared Leto, which has already finished its theatrical run.
Madame Web was created by Denny O’Neil and John Romita Jr., debuting in The Amazing Spider-Man no. 210 in 1980. Also known as Cassandra Web, she is a mutant clairvoyant who specializes in predicting the future. Specifically regarding superheroes related to Spider-Man she refers to her. Her experience was gained from mentoring Peter Parker’s alter ego, and multiple generations of heroes who go by the nickname Spider-Woman. Cassandra is usually portrayed as an elderly, blind woman who suffers from a chronic neuromuscular disease that makes it difficult for her to move and breathe. Because of this, she is connected to a life support system resembling a spider web. Her condition does not allow her to come into direct conflict; so she sends others to do the physical exertion on her behalf.
- Johnson will play Madame Web, the first female superhero in Sony Pictures’ Marvel Character Universe.. The roles that the rest of the confirmed cast will play have not been disclosed.
On the other hand, Sony Pictures is coming off a good run of commercial success; first, premiered Venom: Let There Be Carnagewhich racked up over $500 million at the global box office, and most recently, Spider-Man: No Way Homethe highest grossing film of the year 2021, and the highest grossing of the studio itself, which accumulated $1,901.2 million dollars in the worldwide box office.