Sony’s Spider-Man Universe presses onward despite box office bombs and little goodwill from audiences. Its most recent film Morbius was something of a disaster and has been memed into submission by the internet-at-large. Morbius followed a pair of Tom Hardy-led Venom movies which, by all accounts, do have their fans.
Theories and rumors have swirled that Tom Holland’s MCU-native Peter Parker would swing into one of these movies, but that still remains to be seen. However, with a recent casting for Madame Web, has a new Spider-Man for the SSU been hiding in front of fans’ faces for a couple of weeks?
Adam Scott – Sony’s New Spider-Man?
Speculation has been running rampant that Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott, who was cast in Sony’s Madame Web in July, could be portraying a Variant of Peter Parker aka, Spider-Man. Set photos have been captured of the actor looking decidedly Peter Parker-ish.
Additionally, scooper @Greatphase15 has claimed that Scott is not playing Peter in Madame Web, in a response to a message from another Twitter user who inquired about it. Of course, there’s no way to verify any of this though.
Adam Scott is a fan-favorite actor. Viewers loved him as the buttoned-down but nerdy Ben on Parks and Rec and it seems like he has the right stuff to take on the iconic role of Spider-Man, even if it is a version of him that’s closer to retirement.
Also important to factor in that fans are very accepting of an older 30 or 40-something Peter Parker. Look no further than the response to Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker from Spider-Verse and Tobey Maguire’s comeback as the original cinematic web-slinger in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Sony wants a win. They want to be a player on the board when it comes to superhero content. If they continue operating as they have been, this is something that may be difficult to achieve.
But if Adam Scott truly has been cast as an alternate-universe Spider-Man, that could be a smart step in the right direction. Sony’s Madame Web will hit theaters on October 6, 2023.