Dakota Johnson is entering the Spider-Verse, as Madame Web, a clairvoyant mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Madame Web mentored not only Peter Parker’s alter ego, but also multiple generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman. Traditionally depicted as a blind, paralyzed old woman, she is surrounded by a web-like machine necessary to keep her alive, keeping her away from direct conflict while she sends others on missions. The character was first introduced in 1980’s The Amazing Spider-Man No. 210.
Madame Web is a clairvoyant mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes, having mentored not only Peter Parker’s alter ego, but also multiple generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman https://t.co/ZAd1dm6KFV pic.twitter.com/KQ9nHnJ8Sk— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 3, 2022
Madame Web is one of a series of projects in development as Sony builds out its universe of Marvel Characters. Sony, which controls the film rights to Spider-Man and other related characters, has already released both Venom movies starring Tom Hardy and has Jared Leto’s movie Morbius due out in April.
Madame Web marks the biggest studio feature in years for Johnson, who broke out in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. She was recently seen in Netflix’s The Lost Daughter, starring alongside Olivia Colman.
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