When we say there is super news coming out of Sony-Marvel today, we mean it literally and figuratively. The studio has announced the cast of Madame Web, a film set in the Spider-Man Universe, and it’s a queer fever dream.
Slated to star in this web-slinging adventure are none other than Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Emma Roberts (Scream Queens), and Dakota Johnson (The Lost Daughter). Excuse me as I gay hyperventilate. If that weren’t enough, rounding out the cast are Celeste O’Conner, Isabela Merced, and Tahar Rahim.
What else do we know about this new superhero film? Honestly not much, as the plot has been kept totally under wraps. But here is what we do know. The film was originally announced back in September 2019 when Morbius scribes, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, were tapped to write the film, according to Collider. The character of Madame Web aka Cassandra Webb was originally introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #210 in 1980. Webb is typically depicted as an elderly woman blind woman who is hooked up to a web-shaped life support machine that helps ease the effects of a chronic neuromuscular disease. She is clairvoyant and uses this power to both help Spider-Man track down super baddies and to tap into the multiverse we were introduced to in the latest Doctor Strange outing.
Looking at the cast it’s hard to imagine that the writers aren’t putting their own spin on the character, but we’ll have to wait and see. But le’s be honest, were already caught in this film’s web, based on the cast alone.