Sony's Spider-Man-centric Marvel universe is expanding this year with several new movies slated, including Madame Web and Kraven the Hunter. The first one to hit theaters will be Madame Web, which stars Dakota Johnson as the titular character and will be released in cinemas on February 14, 2024 before streaming on Netflix later this year.
Johnson plays Cassandra "Cassie" Webb, a paramedic living in New York who is forced to confront her past while being hunted alongside a deadly adversary alongside three other young women.
Madame Web cast
Besides Johnson, Madame Web also stars Euphoria's Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor, and Isabela Merced. O'Connor will also star in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie Frozen Empire, while Merced is best known for playing the title role in Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
- Dakota Johnson as Cassie Webb/Madame Web
- Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman
- Celeste O'Connor as Mattie Franklin/Spider-Woman
- Isabela Merced as Anya Coarazon/Araña
- Tahar Rahim as Ezekiel Sims
- Mike Epps
- Emma Roberts
- Adam Scott
- Zosia Mamet
Several roles have not been disclosed yet, such as Emma Roberts, but there are a lot of rumors online that she might be playing Peter Parker's mother, Mary Parker.
What is Madame Web about?
The movie focuses on Cassie Webb, who is a clairvoyant. Her visions allow her to see into the "spider-verse." Cassie and three other women, Julia, Mattie, and Anya, are being hunted down by a man named Ezekiel Sims. In the comic books, he is often featured as a supporting character alongside Spider-Man and he is affiliated with The Spider-Society.
Per the film's descriptions, it looks like he'll be the movie's main villain as he looks for the women who could potentially become Spider-Woman at some point in the future. The film is being directed by S.J. Clarkson with a script by Clarkson, Claire Parker, Burk Sharpless, and Matt Sazama.
Madame Web will be released in theaters on February 14, 2024 and will likely arrive on Netflix sometime this summer.