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Columbia Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures are producing the next American superhero film Madame Web. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and will be released in the United States. According to current plans, Sony Pictures Releasing will release it, and it will be the sixth film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU). The film is directed by S. J. Clarkson, and Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama wrote the screenplay. Dakota Johnson plays the titular role, and Sydney Sweeney appears in the movie.
By September 2019, Sony had begun developing a Madame Web film for their shared universe. Sharpless and Sazama were engaged to draft a story for the film. In May 2020, Clarkson became involved in the Production. Johnson was cast in the role only a short time after that, with more castings occurring in the following months. Production started in the middle of July 2022 and took place in Boston and throughout Massachusetts until September of that year. Beginning in the middle of October, filming moved to New York City and was completed by the end of the year.
- Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter
- Emma Roberts as Mary Parker
- Isabela Merced as Anya Corazon
- Dakota Johnson as Madame Web
- Adam Scott as Ben Parker
- Jill Hennessy as Beautiful Woman
- Celeste O’Connor as Mattie Franklin
- Tahar Rahim
- Zosia Mamet
- Mike Epps
- Jennifer Markes as Driver
- Keanu Ham as Las Piranas
- Mike Bash as Businessman
- Josh Drennen
- Michael Malvesti as Trucker
- Austin J. Ryan as Teen Boy(as Austin Ryan)
- Brian Faherty as Firefighter
- Dennis Daniel as Pedestrian w
What is the Release Date of Madame Web?
In the United States, the theatrical release of Madame Web is slated to take place on February 16, 2024, and will be presented in IMAX. It was originally planned for July 7, 2023, then moved to October 6, 2023.
Following the film’s run in theaters and its release on home media, Sony Pictures Entertainment entered into a multiyear agreement with the streaming service Crave, based in Canada, to distribute its movies beginning in April 2023. Crave acquired the “pay-one” window streaming rights, encompassing Madame Web after making the deal.
Who is the Director of Madame Web?
S. J. Clarkson is a well-known name in the television and cinema industries in the United Kingdom. The British television programs Doctors, Casualty, EastEnders, Footballers’ Wives, and Life on Mars are among the credits that belong to Clarkson, as are the American television series Heroes, House, Dexter, and Ugly Betty. She co-created the British television series Mistresses, which premiered in 2008. Toast, a film she made in 2010, was also released that year.
What is the Plot of Madame Web?
There has been no official statement regarding the story from the studio or the people making Madame Web. Therefore a significant portion of the plot is being kept under wraps. Madame Web will be the first female-led superhero movie in Sony’s Spider-Verse, and in Marvel Comics, it is the alias of Cassandra Webb, a woman from Salem, Oregon, who is born blind and with a medical condition known as myasthenia gravis, which made her extremely weak, but eventually assisted in the development of her psychic abilities and clairvoyance. She is well-known for her strong affiliation with Jessica Drew and Julia Carpenter, the Spider-women in the comics. She typically lends a helping hand to both of them with her talents.
However, judging by the photographs released from the set, it looks like Dakota Johnson is donning Julia Carpenter’s iconic costume. Carpenter originated the character of Madame Web after Cassandra bestowed her with her psychic talents just before she passed away. Considering Dakota Johnson is still in her 30s, this modification will also make great sense. At the same time, the comic book version of the original Madame Web is typically depicted as an older woman. However, other speculations have it that Sydney Sweeney will play the role of Julia Carpenter in the movie. Since we can’t confirm or deny these claims now, we can only wait and watch what kind of intricate narrative the screenwriters are working on.