Sony has been hard at work creating their own corner of the Marvel universe on the big screen. Following films like Venom and Morbius, the studio continues to create stories about Spider-Man’s rogue gallery. Up next is the Dakota Johnson-led Madame Web. As first reported by Deadline, Severence star Adam Scott is the latest name to join the film’s ever-growing cast.
Scott joins the aforementioned Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, and Tahar Rahim in the ensemble. Jessica Jones director S.J. Clarkson is on board to helm the film with a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (The Last Witch Hunter). Sony Pictures will produce the feature in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment.
Created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr., Madame Web first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210 in 1980. She appears as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, connected to a life support system resembling a spiderweb. However, per the initial report, the film will likely put a different spin on the character and she will likely serve as Sony’s version of Doctor Strange.
Adam Scott is known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which he was twice nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award. Additionally, the actor has appeared in a variety of hit films and TV shows such as Step Brothers, The Good Place, and The Guilt Trip. Most recently, however, Scott wowed audiences in the Apple TV+ series Severance. For the latter, Scott earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
There is no confirmed release date for Madame Web at this time.
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