The cast of Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man universe project, Madame Webwhich serves as a spinoff based on the world of the arachnid superhero, continues to add more talent to its ranks.
The most recent signing, according to Deadline reports, corresponds to that of Emma Robertswho joins those previously announced, Dakota Johnson (The Lost Daughter, Suspiria), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Freaky), and the one announced a few weeks ago, Isabela Merced (Father of the Bride, Dora and the Lost City of Gold).
Roberts got his first big break in the leading role in the 2006 film, Aquamarineand that of 2007, Nancy Drewlater he was part of projects that have given him an extremely versatile filmography, such as the rom-com Valentine’s Daythe drama It’s Kind of a Funny Storyel slasher Scream 4the comedy We’re the Millers, Palo Alto, Adult World, Nerve, The Huntand series like Scream Queensand the horror anthology American Horror Storybeing his most recent appearance in it season 9 broadcast in 2019, subtitled 1984. Roberts has also tried his hand at producing projects like the recently released Netflix original series, First Kill.
Madame Web marks the first Marvel project for Robertswho in recent days finished filming the rom-com Maybe I Dowhere he shares credit with Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Richard Gere.
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 Sweeney, O’Connor, Merced and Roberts 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.