Sony will be welcoming their first live-action female superhero in their newly confirmed upcoming movie Madame Web, and Dakota Johnson is in talks to bring the titular character to the big screen.
Madame Web is set to be directed by S.J. Clarkson from a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who also penned the Morbius script for Sony. Madame Web is one of several upcoming movies for Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, alongside Morbius which is releasing April 1, Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson which is due in 2023, and more untitled projects.
Introduced in “The Amazing Spider-Man No. 210”, Madame Web has been a mentor for many heroes with “spider” attached to their name, particularly multiple generations of Spider-Woman. Madame Web is a clairvoyant mutant whose main power is seeing the future of spider-themed heroes. While the character is generally depicted as an old, blind, and paralyzed woman who uses special machinery to keep her alive, it will be interesting to see how Sony chooses to bring the character to life with a younger actress like Johnson.
Madame Web currently has no confirmed release date.