Sony Pictures has revealed the first look at Madame Web, their upcoming Spider-Man spinoff starring Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, aka Madame Web, a paramedic in Manhattan with some unusual abilities. Like Cassandra in Greek myth, Cassandra Webb finds out she’s clairvoyant, yet those abilities and her complicated past are about to thrust her into a dangerous game.
From the looks of the thrilling trailer we are in for an exciting film that does not just look like it promises to be good, but it looks old school Marvel good, and considering how things have been going ratings wise for MCU movies lately, this film could be just what Marvel needs to spin things around (pun intended).
Madame Web is directed by veteran S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones), who is working off her own script. The film will give us Madame Web’s origin story, which finds her abilities directly connected to all the Spider-based superheroes operating in the world. Johnson is joined by Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts and Adam Scott. This team will be responsible for exapanding the live action spider-verse, considering the failureof Jared Leto’s Morbius, they will have a lot of pressure on their shoulders with this film. As Madame Web will be Sony’s first female led Marvel superhero film. Not to mention Marvel’s first film of 2024.
The trailer opens by hinting at Cassandra’s formidable skills. She goes into a diner where she’s attacked by a Spider-Man-like figure in a dark super-suit and Spidey abilities. The confrontation goes poorly for Cassandra, but we learn that she was seeing that ahead of time, giving her the foreknowledge of how to approach the situation in reality. Cassandra’s abilities were born after an accident while working as a paramedic (she tumbled off a bridge, in a car, into the river), and from this unhappy accident, she became something more. Later in the trailer, we learn the identity of the masked man who attacked her, Ezekiel Sims (Rahim), a man connected to her past. Cassandra and three new friends (Sweeney’s Julia Carpenter, O’Connor’s Mattie Franklin, and Merced’s Anya Corazon) are connected to each other and Ezekiel Sims in ways they are only beginning to understand.
Check out the trailer below. Madame Web is coming to theaters on February 14, 2024: