Dakota Johnson To Play First Live-Action Female Superhero in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe

Hannah - Editor/Instagram Manager
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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.

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By Hannah Editor/Instagram Manager
Hannah’s a lifelong nerd, but has been with the team since May 2021. She’s been gaming since an early age, a trend that has continued into adulthood, and her most said phrase in regards to her favorite characters is “I could fix him/her.” Hasn’t stopped crying about Arthur Morgan since 2018 (with no plans to anytime soon) and thinks everyone should be nicer to Gale of Waterdeep. At her core, she's really just an aspiring vampire juice box. Especially nerdy about: video games, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.
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