Emma Roberts joins “Madame Web,” Sony’s latest movie set in the Marvel characters universe. The actress joins a star-studded ensemble that includes Dakota Johnson in the lead and Sydney Sweeney from “Euphoria” in an undisclosed role.
“Madame Web,” which serves as an origin story for Spider-Man, is also Sony’s first modern comic book adaptation to feature a female lead.
In the comics, Madame Web is portrayed as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis (a muscular disease that causes varying degrees of weakening of the body’s skeletal muscles). Therefore, it is connected to a life support system similar to a spider web. Madame Web has never actively fought bad guys because of her age and medical condition. Therefore, the sources underlined that the project could turn into something else. It’s said to be essentially Sony’s version of Doctor Strange, due to its psychic sensory powers.
The cast of Madame Web, of which Emma Roberts is the latest member, includes Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced and Tahar Rahim. Sony did not comment on Roberts’ casting on Monday. Roberts’ role in the movie is unknown.
SJ Clarkson is set to direct the feature, which is part of Sony’s growing stable of films based on Marvel characters. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who previously worked together on Jared Leto’s vampire thriller “Morbius,” will write the script.
The movie is scheduled to be released on July 7, 2023.
For Roberts, this will be her first Marvel character since recently completing production on the upcoming romantic comedy “Maybe I Do,” which also stars Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Richard Gere.
The actor also remains a favorite in new seasons of FX’s American Horror Story. Roberts is also active on the production front as she works on projects where she doesn’t necessarily play the lead role. One of his biggest production credits is the Netflix series First Kill. She also appeared in The Hunt and Netflix’s Holidate. His credits also include Fox’s Scream Queens and UglyDolls.
Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage grossed more than $500 million worldwide, with Spider-Man: No Way Home making it the biggest movie of 2021 with $1.85 billion in worldwide sales.