Despite being rolled out by Sony, Marvel character-based movie Venom did amazingly well on the charts. Sony’s catalogue of movies based on Marvel universe characters is all set to add one more to the family.
At the time when female-centric movies are taking the world by storm, Sony’s director S.J Clarkson has only recently signed up for another one of those potential female-centric blockbusters.
- Sony’s next addition to SUMC will most likely be Madame Web
- Direction by S.J Clarkson has been given a green-light
- Charlize Theron may play the role of the elderly superhero
Who’s Madame Web, again?
Being the very new possible production in the roster of SUMC, this one is likely to be based on the comic book character of Madame Web.
Fans know the character from Sony’s animated movie Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse which showcased Madame Web at length. She was instrumental in sending Spider-Man across multiverse.
In comics, Madame Web is a powerful clairvoyant. However, she’s a blind elderly woman chained to a bed with web-like machines and wires due to her deteriorating health. Here comes what makes the story stand out. She is not your regular punch-throwing-ass-kicking female action superhero. She is above and beyond and this movie might just be the opportunity to show her savagery.
For uninitiated she also acts as the driving force in sending Spider-Man aka Peter Parker across the multiverse. This crossover is ripe and incredibly popular in Spider-Man: The Animated Series rolled out by Disney.
Sealing the deal, are we?
S.J Clarkson has previously cut her teeth on a few episodes of The Defenders and Jessica Jones. Therefore, directing this one shouldn’t come across as a brand new Marvel experience for her. At least, we know she’s got some Marvel cred.
Although the writer hasn’t been finalised, the studio is eyeing actor Charlize Theron or Amy Adams to play Madame Web.
Variety writes, “At the moment, there isn’t a writer on board to pen the screenplay, nor a star attached to lead the movie. Sources say there is a possibility that the studio is looking for an A-list actor to join and then hire a writer to develop the film around them.”
With Clarkson and potentially Theron in the mix its only matter of time that Sony will have a female lead team bringing Madame Web to the big screen.
Reddit cannot keep calm!
But sadly, fans don’t trust Sony with their live-action movies thus, they have a polarized opinion about the character.
Considering how Sony’sMadame Web is not so popular, Marvel fans have been speculating that the movie might be a box office hit. While she’s been a great side character, it remains to see if this project could bring out something more in her.
The other side of this entire situation also involves people’s disappointment in Sony.
A Reddit user wrote, “I’m so frustrated that Sony thinks they can make these basic Spider-Man supporting character movies. Then, have the audacity to try to fit it in the MCU. Sony is like that weird kid who thinks he’s cool cause he’s friendly with the popular kid, but they don’t hang out outside of school.”
They added, “Madame Web is nowhere close to the level of popularity compared to Venom. He’s one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains and was in a previous movie which means a lot to general audiences cause now they know who he is too. People who know Madame Web has read the comics, or have seen the 90s cartoon (and maybe Ultimate and a couple of video game appearances in there). There’s no way Madame Web or Morbius is gonna be that successful.”