„Madame Web“: Dakota Johnson set for role in Sony universe

The project had been quiet for a long time

by Pierre Lorenz on February 5, 2022

Not only does the Marvel-universe seem to be growing incessantly, but Sony has also taken important steps towards its own universe with "Venom: Let there be Carnage" and "Morbius" which will be released on the 1st of April. The SSU, Sony's Spider-Man Universe, was started by the two "Venom"-movies, and now a new character is to enter the stage. It has been announced, that finally a leading actress has been found for Sony's "Madame Web" and it is none other than "Fifty Shades of Grey" actress Dakota Johnson. For her, this is a well-deserved comeback to the big screen, because after the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey" she didn't star in A-list-movies in recent years. Her role Cassandra Web, also known as Madame Web, has been part of the "Spider-Man" universe for over 40 years and made her first appearance in the comics as an old lady with a muscle weakness. She compensates for her physical limitations with her brilliant mind, which even gives her telepathic abilities. She can also see into the future, which is definitely one of the more powerful superpowers. Now, since 32-year-old Dakota Johnson isn't known for acting old women, we are assuming the new "Madame Web" project to be an origin story about the superheroine. The people behind the movie are "Morbius" screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who wrote the original for "Jessica Jones" director S.J. Clarkson. Unfortunately, an official release date for Sony's "Madame Web" has not been announced yet. 

Image of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, Mission Impossible 7, Madame Web, Scream 6© Universal Pictures