I was originally going to start this post with “And so it begins…”, but with Spider-Man returning to the MCU for one more film, I now just throw my hands in the air and remark, “Oh, Sony, you lovable scamp.”
Collider reports that Sony has hired Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who wrote the upcoming Morbius Spider-Man spinoff, to pen a Madame Web movie set in Sony’s Spider-Man universe. The duo’s previous writing credits include Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Gods of Egypt, but they are also the creative forces behind Netflix’s Lost in Space.
Cassandra Webb/Madame Web first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210 in 1980. 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.”
I’m not familiar at all with the character beyond the greatest Spider-Man TV show of all time, 1994’s Spider-Man, in which she appeared in a handful of times. Collider says that she “holds the key to a shared multiverse.” So it is possible that Sony will use her to expand on the Spider-Verse. Heck, maybe she’ll even be responsible for uniting the Maguire, Garfield, and Holland versions of Spidey together for one film?
Only time will tell. Especially since Apple is rumored to be interested in buying Sony to bolster its streaming service meaning all the rights to the Spider-Man catalogue will revert back to Marvel.
What are your thoughts on Madame Web getting a solo film? Is it necessary? Will it actually get made?