Dakota Johnson wants to bring “heart” to the Sony Pictures spin-off dedicated to Madame Web by virtue of her experience on more intimate films.
In 2019, shortly after the end of the agreement with the Marvel Studios / Disney for the co-management of Spider-Man, Sony Pictures decided to start the development of a spin-off entirely dedicated to Madame Webengaging Matt Sazama And Burk Sharpless (the two screenwriters of Morbius) to work on the script e SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones) to direct the film. After many months of silence, last February it was confirmed that Dakota Johnsonstar of the 50 shades of Greywill play the protagonist.
During an interview granted exclusively Collider in view of the release of the film Cha Cha Real SmoothDakota Johnson spoke about her involvement in Madame Web. When she was asked what it feels like to get back into the blockbuster business, the actress explained that his experience on the most intimate and small projects in which he has participated in recent years could make cinecomic different from others and bring more “heart“To the film:
“I think, having worked on all kinds of films, probably i can bring some things from small movies to big movies and the elements I would like to see in blockbusters, you know? I really enjoy seeing large-scale films that still have heart inside. “
Johnson later disclosed that of the people involved in the making of Cha Cha Real Smooth and of Am I Okay?from Tig Notaro And Stephanie Allynne they will also take care of Madame Web:
“Of the people who worked at ‘Cha Cha [Real Smooth]’and others from’ Am I Okay? ‘ they will work on Madame Web with me. It’s interesting. It’s fun to be able to start building a real team of people making films. “
In the comics, Madame Web (whose real name is Cassandra Webb) is heavily connected with theMan Spider: despite being paralyzed and blind due to a neuro-degenerative disease, she has extraordinary psychic, prescient and clairvoyant abilities, which allow her to surpass even the capabilities of her physical body, and to live as an intermediary between life and death . Thanks to these skills, is capable of transporting other people within its dimension, effectively connecting the Marvel Multiverse. In the report of DeadlineFurthermore, it was revealed that the project could distance itself greatly from the source material due to the physical characteristics of the character and that the company would be willing to make Madame Web the “Sony version” from Doctor Strangea strategy that could justify the presence of the Multiverse in the film.
Recall that second Colliderwho first reported the news of the making of the film, the most likely names for the production are those of Avi Arad And Matt Tolmachformer executive producers of the films on Venom and of Morbius. In the cast of the cinecomic figure Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced And Tahar Rahim. The release of Madame Web in theaters is scheduled for July 7 of the 2023.