It is about time to ask “Move over, Spider-Man”…there are female wall-crawlers and web-slingers in metropolitan cities. Sony Pictures has finally released a trailer for a highly anticipated film, “Madame Web,” starring Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney.
“Madame Web” tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures including Sweeney’s Julia Carpenter, who later takes on the mantle of Spider-Woman in the comics — to understand her past and survive the deadly present.
The cast also includes Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps and Zosia Mamet.
The trailer, set to Billie Eilish’s hit song “bury a friend,” meets Cassandra as she attempts to protect a trio of teenagers from a masked villain who looks suspiciously like Spider-Man. When the villain stabs Cassandra with a knife, she is brought back to the beginning of the encounter.
After the huge success of Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” Audiences are still craving for all things from the spider-verse. “Madame Web” is the latest chapter of Sony’s universe of Marvel Characters, following the releases of Tom Hardy’s “Venom” (2018), “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (2021) and Jared Leto’s “Morbius” (2022).
Up next for Sony is a third installment of “Venom” movie slated for Nov. 8, 2024, and “Kraven the Hunter,” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, on Aug. 30, 2024. “Madame Web” is Sony’s first comic book adaptation that features a woman in the lead role.
S.J. Clarkson, who helmed Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and “The Defenders,” in the past directs “Madame Web” from a screenplay she co-wrote with Claire Parker. The latest film swings into theaters in Feb. 14, 2024.