Spider-Woman’s character was expected to be introduced in Olivia Wilde’s Spider-Man spin-off centered around the character, but it now seems Sony’s Madame Web has different plans for her. The Dakota Johnson-led film is currently filming, with plot details having been shrouded in mystery since its announcement.
The additions of Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott to the cast only further spurred on speculation, particularly with minimal story information suggesting the film would find the titular character looking “within the spider world” and leading many to question if other Spider-Man related heroes could appear.
Sony’s separate Spider-Woman project, which was rumored to have some involvement with Marvel Studios, was believed to follow the original character behind the moniker of Jessica Drew.
Now, a new report has revealed that Sony will be bringing a few other characters to the big screen that have donned the Spider-Woman mantle.
Sony Finds Its Spider-Woman
The Cosmic Circus shared a new casting report on Sony’s Madame Web, revealing who several of the leading stars will be playing in the movie.
Isabela Merced has also reportedly been cast as Anya Corazon, the alter ego of Spider-Girl in the comics. Sweeney’s Julia Carpenter also happens to have gone under the Spider-Woman on the graphic page, which could suggest that multiple female web-slingers will be hitting the big screen in Madame Web.
In addition to Dakota Johnson’s Cassandra Webb and Sydney Sweeney’s Julia Carpenter, Celeste O’Connor is reported to be portraying Mattie Franklin.
In the comics, Franklin was the third character to take on the mantle of Spider-Woman, bearing spider-like legs similar to that of Tom Holland’s Iron Spider suit in the MCU. Madame Web is set to premiere in theaters on October 6, 2023.