Sydney Sweeney She is one of the young actresses in Hollywood with one of the busiest work schedules. Among her upcoming projects are a reboot of Barbarellaand the Spider-Man universe film from Sony Pictures and Marvel, Madame Webwhich serves as a spinoff based on the world of the arachnid superhero.
The film was shot over five months in Boston in 2022. Its theatrical release was set by Sony for the February 16, 2024.
In an interview of the actress with Variety, the role played by Sweeney was revealed to be that of Julia Carpenter, who in the comics becomes Spider-Woman. About the project, Sweeney comments:
“I was going crazy, of course. I went straight to the comic book store and bought all the comics that mentioned my character.”
“I think it’s different from what people expect a superhero movie to be. Quote that! That’s a quote, because the tabloids will pick up everything else we talk about.”
When asked by the outlet about the future possibilities for his role, and if he thinks he has a big place in the MCU, Sweeney responded with a timid “yes.” And about potential Spider-Woman solo movies, the actress shrugs as she smiles.
The project is led by Dakota Johnson (The Lost Daughter, Suspiria) as Madame Web. In addition to having Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Freaky), Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream 4), Tahar Rahim (The Mauritarian) y Adam Scott (Severance, Parks and Recreation).
S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Collateral, Succession) directs Madame Webwith a script by Matt Sazama y Burk Sharplessduo already familiar with Sony’s Spider-Verse, as they are the writers of Morbiusthe spinoff starring Jared Leto.
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 specializing in predicting the future. Specifically in terms of superheroes related to Spider-Man she refers to her. Her experience was gained by mentoring Peter Parker’s alter ego, and multiple generations of heroes who go by the nickname Spider-Woman. Usually, Cassandra is portrayed as an elderly and 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 web-like life support system. Her condition does not allow her to come into direct conflict; so she sends others to do the physical exertion on her behalf.