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Madame Web: Isabela Merced Slated to Join Spidey’s Universe

Following the great success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony is keen to expand its universe

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Khushant Runghe
Khushant Runghe
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UNITED STATES: Isabela Merced is set to join Dakota Johnson starring Spider-Man spin-off Madame Web. Previously Sydney Sweeney joined the cast onboard along with Celeste O’Connor under the directorial vision of S.J. Clarkson.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), and Sicario: Day of The Soldado (2018) are among Isabela Merced’s accolades. In the upcoming drama Rosaline, 20th Century’s comedic retelling of Romeo & Juliet, Merced will play Juliet.

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Sony’s universe encompasses plenty of Spider-Man spin-offs

Following the great success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony is keen to expand its universe, which already contains Venom (2018), Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), and Morbius, starring Jared Leto in the titular role. The upcoming Kraven the Hunter film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson is also in the works at Sony. Besides Kraven, a bizarre Spider-Man spin-off, El Muerto starring Bad Bunny, was also announced. This points to a new entry in the Sony Universe of Marvel Characters.

The screenplay was handed over by screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. They are well-known for their work in the Netflix hit show Lost in Space 2018-2021. They’ve also worked on Morbius.

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Origin of Madame Web

Madame Web, a.k.a. Cassandra Webb, was initially depicted as an elderly lady with vast knowledge of the spider-verse, which connects variants of Spider-Man across the multiverse. She initially debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #210. She originally appeared as an ally who assisted Spider-Man in locating a kidnap victim.

Her power includes Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Precognition, and gifted intellect. She has the ability to astral project just like Doctor Strange. Madame Web is cybernetically linked to a life support system resembling a spider web, which stands to benefit her body. The system also contains a robotic arm that her husband designed.

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Although the original Madame Web was quite old, when she died in the comics, she passed her abilities to Julia Carpenter, who was the second Spider-Woman and then became the second Madame Web. She made her debut in Secret Wars #6.

So, it would be rather suitable if the original Madame Web passed her authority on to the younger version of Madame Web, which Dakota Johnson will play.

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