Sony Pictures is holding on tight to its Marvel intellectual property following its Spider-Man loan to the MCU. The studio is actively developing a bevy of Marvel pictures with its latest Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage set for releases in the near future. As first reported by Variety, Sony has tapped seasoned TV director S.J. Clarkson to develop and direct a new female-centric Spider-Man spinoff film featuring Madame Web.
Clarkson’s résumé includes directing episodes of a number of popular shows. She has lent her talents to helm Heroes, House, Dexter, and Ugly Betty. Additionally, the director has a bit of experience operating within the Marvel universe with her work on Netflix’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders.
While the initial report does not confirm that Clarkson’s mystery Sony project is its Madame Web film, many sources close to the scene point to it as the most likely option. First debuting within the pages of Marvel Comics in 1980, Madame Web was a clairvoyant, and precognitive mutant. She is an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis connected to a life support system that looks like a spider web. She appeared in the 1994 Spider-Man animated series voiced by Joan B. Lee.
Additionally, Sony has its eyes on accomplished actresses like Charlize Theron and Amy Adams to star in the film.
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