LOS ANGELES: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ actress Celeste O’Connor has been cast in ‘Madame Web’, an upcoming episode of Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.
O’Connor’s role has not been announced. They will appear in the comic book adventure alongside Dakota Johnson, who plays the titular character, as well as Sydney Sweeney from “Euphoria,” reports “Variety.”
The film will serve as the origin story of Madame Web, a seer whose psychic abilities allow her to see into the world of spiders itself.
In the Marvel comics, Madame Web is a paralyzed elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune disease that requires her to tune into a cobweb-like life support system. Her supernatural abilities prove greatly beneficial to Spider-Man and his fellow arachnids, like Spider-Woman. Given her condition, however, she never fought the villains herself.
SJ Clarkson, a Marvel alum through “Jessica Jones” and “The Defenders,” directs “Madame Web.”
“Madame Web” is Sony’s first modern comic book adaptation to feature a woman in the lead role. It’s one of many Spider-Man-related spinoffs in Sony’s pipeline, including “Kraven the Hunter,” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ariana DeBose.