Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is about to get its first female star. Dakota Johnson is in talks to play the title character in Madame Web. S.J. Clarkson directs the first female starred feature in the universe of Spider-Man characters. Madame Web might not be the most well-known of Spider-Man’s friends, but she’s helped out many Spider-characters through her time in the comics since her debut in 1980. Her character normally stays away from conflict and is giving out missions to other characters. We’ll have to see how the writers deal with that wrinkle in her character.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the script, they also handled the screenplay for the upcoming Morbius. Dakota Johnson has largely stayed away from big-budget films in recent years. She got her start in the Fifty Shades Of Grey series and then went on to a very critically acclaimed and successful career in smaller films.

Madame Web is only a small part of the larger universe and (pun completely intended) web that Sony is developing around their most popular and financially successful character. They’re already released Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Morbius out later this year. They also have Kraven The Hunter in production with star Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The crown jewel was the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has grossed $1.74 billion globally, their biggest hit in history.

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Source: Deadline

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