It looks like Dakota Johnson will be playing the title character in ‘Madame Web’, the latest Spider-Man spinoff to be announced by Sony. S.J. Clarkson will be directing the film, which is part of Sony’s interconnected universe of films based on Spider-Man villains who have no knowledge of Spider-Man.
Madame Web was introduced in 1980’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 210 as a clairvoyant mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes, having mentored not only Peter Parker’s alter ego (who won’t be mentioned in the film), but also multiple generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman. Traditionally depicted as a blind, paralyzed old woman, she is surrounded by a web-like machine necessary to keep her alive, meaning that she stays away from direct conflict, and rather sends others on missions but with Johnson’s casting it appears that this has been thrown out the window.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the writer’s of the never to be released ‘Morbius’ have also written this one. No release date has been announced.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter