Will Dakota Johnson make a foray into superhero movies with Madame Web?


dakota johnson, best known for the Fifty Shades of Gray franchise and Suspiria, is in talks to star in a film about the Marvel character Madame Web, Deadline reported. The film will be part of Sony’s burgeoning standalone cinematic universe based on Spider-Man and his supporting characters, inspired by the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Said Spider-Verse, so to speak, has already had two Venom movies and a Morbius movie due out.

Obviously, Sony is taking a different route when it comes to adapting Madame Web to the big screen, as in the comics she is depicted as a blind old mutant who possesses brain powers such as intellect, genius-level clairvoyance and precognition. And due to her condition called myasthenia gravis, she is limited to one place.

Madame Web as seen in the comics. (Picture: Marvel Comics)

It’s only natural that Sony would have wanted to develop a cinematic universe based on Spider-Man as the studio’s recent films in association with Marvel Studios and involving Tom Holland in the role of the web-slinger have been extremely profitable.

For example, Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was a small Spider-Verse movie in its own right, became the sixth biggest movie in history, in terms of worldwide box office collection.

Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer gave the film 3.5 stars. She wrote in her review, “With great power comes great responsibility, such is the motto Peter Parker aka Spider-Man lived by. But great power also has great consequences, and if this third installment in the Spider-Man franchise was when you hoped Tom Holland would grow to this achievement, you’re disappointed. Yes, No Way Home is everything you’ve heard of and talked about. Yes, it gives you bangs to the power of three for your money. Yes, it’s rewarding to re-indulge in your favorite Spider-Men movies from the recent past. And yes, Peter from Holland remains as friendly and enthusiastic as ever.

It’s unclear whether Sony, which owns the big-screen rights to Spider-Man, will continue to work with Disney-owned Marvel Studios or incorporate Spidey into its own Spider-Verse.

Kraven the Hunter, Spider-Woman, Nightwatch, and The Sinister Six are some of the movies that are in various stages of development.


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