Sony Plans Spider-Spin-Off Madame Web

Madame Web (Marvel Comics)

by James White |
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Sony may no longer have the advantages that the MCU provides, but that isn't stopping the studio from pushing forward with its Spider-Man universe. Collider has heard that a Madame Web movie is in the works, with Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharplesshired to start on the script.

Originally created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr., Madame Web first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, which was published in November 1980. Known as Cassandra Webb, she is usually depicted as an elderly blind woman suffering from a chronic neuromuscular disease that makes it difficult to move and breathe, and as such, she’s connected to a life support system that looks like a spider web. The clairvoyant character has precognitive abilities and once helped Spider-Man find a kidnap victim.

Since her first appearance, she's cropped up in animated Spider-Man series and video games. Beyond Sazama and Sharpless, no one is attached to this project yet and we'll wait and see whether it makes it through development (Sony has had a few issues with announced movies stuck in a limbo web), but it's a sure sign that it is going ahead in new directions for the Spider-verse.

As for Morbius, which stars Jared Leto as a living vampire, that film will be out on 31 July next year.

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