Madame Web: the new Sony/Marvel premiered its first preview
After the financial debacle of “Morbius” (2022), the latest premiere produced by Sony Pictures based on characters from Marvelthe company continues to seek to expand the universe of Spider Man with more unitary films about characters never adapted by the current MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Now it’s the turn of Madame Webally of Spiderman on various occasions, that although it is recognized for appearing in the renowned animated series of the 90s, it is relatively little known to the general public. In the last few hours, the first official trailer for the film that will star Cassandra Webb, played by Dakota Johnson, was released..
Watch the trailer for Madame Web, the new Marvel movie
The film will be directed by SJ Clarksonwho wrote the script with Claire Parkerbased on a story of Dear Sanga. In addition to Dakota Johnsonthe cast will be made up of Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott y Zosia Mamet. The premiere of “Madame Web” is scheduled for February 2024.
Who is Madame Web?
The titular character of the new Sony Pictures film was created by the writer Denny O’Neil and the artist John Romita Jr., son of the recently deceased John Romita Sr. “Madame Web” is a clairvoyant and precognitive mutant, who first appeared in November 1980 in a story where he assists Spider Man in finding a kidnapping victim. In her first appearances she is shown as an old woman with “myasthenia gravis” connected to a spider web-like life support system, but the version of Dakota Johnson It will have a contemporary look for the actress’s age.
In his first story, the Madame Web original, whose real name was Cassandra Webbappeared as an old woman who helped Spider-Man through her clairvoyant visions. Born blind, Cassandra possessed telepathic, clairvoyant, and precognitive mutant powers. She suffered from a chronic neuromuscular disease, which made it very difficult for her to move and breathe on her own. For this reason she was connected to a life support system, which looked like a giant spider web.. In reality, it was a sophisticated contraption built by her late husband. This led to a creepy image of her, almost inspired by Tarot cards. In her original form, and in those to come, Madame Web is on the side of good. Although Madame Web She sounds slightly sinister, she’s not a villain.
Eventually, the mantle of Madame Web is assumed by Julia Carpenter. Its origins date back to the miniseries “Secret Wars” from 1984. There she is presented as a new heroine, who takes the name Spider-Woman of the already withdrawn Jessica Drew.
It is likely that for the non-comic reading public, the character of Madame Web refers directly to the Spider Man animated series, broadcast in Argentina during the 90s, and which achieved notable success. There, the clairvoyant mutant appears, first, as a mysterious ally and advisor to the Spiderman. As the chapters passed, each time his presence appeared it was more relevant.
Although many followers of Spider-Verse expected to see Madame Web in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021), it is now known that the clairvoyant mutant will have her own film, suspecting that as she is a relatively minor (but powerful) heroine, she could become extremely important for the next plans of the Spider-Verse of Sony Pictureseven reaching the MCU.
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