Dakota Johnson is set to star in ‘Madame Web‘ for Sony. The film will be directed by S.J. Clarkson, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will be working on the screenplay, both previously worked on Spider-Man spin-off Morbius.
In Marvel Comics, Madame Web is key in the interconnected multiverse, a somewhat confusing concept that Sony, Disney, and Warner Bros. have each separately started to tease in on-screen adventures. In effect, the mind-bending theory involves multiple versions of characters from different timelines that, in the case of Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” can intersect to varying degrees of chaos.
With the massive success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has grossed $1.74 billion globally, the highest in Sony history. Sony is currently expanding its universe with Marvel characters. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) and Jared Leto’s Morbius are the latest debuts.
Johnson made her breakout role in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” also in Luca Guadagnino’s supernatural horror remake “Suspiria,” the romantic comedy “How to Be Single,” the feel-good “Peanut Butter Falcon” and director Maggie Gyllenhaal’s psychological drama “The Lost Daughter.” Johnson recently received acclaim for two Sundance films, director Cooper Raiff’s sweet coming-of-age story “Cha Cha Real Smooth” and the romantic comedy “Am I OK?.”