After Venom and Morbius, Sony's Marvel Universe is expected to expand with more projects in the coming years, one of them centered around Madame Web. Directed by S.J. Clarkson, the upcoming film will feature the Marvel debut for Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) as the titular character, and she will appear alongside Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria) in an unknown role.
The exact plot details of Madame Web are still being kept under wraps, but it has been reported that the character will serve as the Doctor Strange of Sony's Marvel universe. This reveal establishes the idea that the film will have elements that are tied to the Multiverse, especially since Madame Web is connected to the Web of Life and Destiny in the comics.
While the film has no premiere date yet, an interesting tidbit emerged that could shed some light on its release timeline.
Madame Web Era Begins
Sony Pictures unveiled the social media pages for Madame Web, thus officially starting the film's marketing.
The studio revealed the film's Twitter page alongside a simple profile description:
"Madame Web coming to movie theaters."
Will Madame Web Make or Break Sony's Marvel Universe?
This latest update about Madame Web could hint at an official announcement about its release date or other confirmed cast members. However, given that the social media pages have a bare logo of the movie, it's safe to assume that it will take time before anything official will be revealed.
The timing of the social media pages' release is also interesting as it is close to the release of the first reactions to Jared Leto's Morbius. The Spider-Man spin-off has received generally negative reviews from fans and critics, potentially hinting that there could be internal discussions about the future of Sony's shared Marvel universe.
If that is the case, then it's possible that Madame Web is being set up as a potential savior for the franchise due to its ties to the Multiverse. The fact that the concept of alternate realities could be involved also presents the possibility of seeing other Spider-Men, such as Tom Holland's web-crawler or Andrew Garfield's web-slinger.
All in all, Madame Web seems poised to be an important piece of the Spider-Verse puzzle.