- Madame Web may have a tough task of redeeming Sony’s Spider-Man universe, following the disappointment of previous films.
- Fans have been speculating and creating fan art of what the character could look like, with Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney in the lead roles.
- Sony’s universe of Spider-Man characters has received mixed reviews, but Madame Web could potentially tie everything together if executed well.
Madame Web may have its work cut out for it when Dakota Johnson joins Sony’s Spider-Man universe next year as the titular character. Following the all-round disappointment of Morbius and the critical mauling of two Venom movies, the upcoming slate of “Spider-Man without Spider-Man” movies coming from Sony have something to prove, and fans of Madame Web have already been getting to work on what the character could look like if she arrives with comic-book accuracy in a new piece of art.
Madame Web will not only see Johnson headlining the movie, but also features Sydney Sweeney as the Julia Carpenter iteration of Spider-Woman. Graphic designer BenSolo_Cup took to Instagram to share an idea of what the pair could look like on screen together along with Tahar Rahim’s currently undisclosed character. Of course, this is a piece of fan art and not Sony’s actual movie, so for that reason the image also includes appearances by not one but all three big screen Spider-Men – Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. You can check it out below.
While fans shouldn’t expect anything this level of epic from the movie, as Sony have for now kept Spider-Man firmly out of the picture – even cutting a number of references from Morbius that were teased in the trailers. However, with a lot of mystery shrouding the film, and Hollywood currently in stall-mode thanks to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, we shouldn’t expect to see any real movement on the film until next year.
Madame Web could well prove to be the movie that finally manages to make some sense of what Sony is trying to do with their self-contained universe, as the character’s abilities to see “into the spider-world” could tie together the other films as well as the recent “Spider-verse” films into one neat bundle. It probably won’t, but it is a nice thought.
Sony’s Spider-Man Universe Has Not Been Well Received.
Despite owning the rights to Spider-Man’s big screen outings for decades, Sony has been struggling to capitalize on Marvel’s best known hero in recent years. Outside of their collaborations with Marvel Studios on the MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy, and the surprising perfection of the Spider-verse movies, their track record has been nothing short of a disappointment.
Having made their last Spider-Man-centric movie with Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony have recently turned their attention to building a universe of characters that have come into contact with Spider-Man in the comic-books. So far this has included two Venom features, Morbius and will also include Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web and more. It is certainly not clear whether this story will culminate in the introduction of a new Spider-Man, and old Spider-Man or another MCU crossover, but unless the next movies in the line-up can turn things around, no one will probably care one way or the other.