Spider-Man may have been absent from Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic-Con panel, but over at his home studio of Sony Pictures, the web-slinger’s live-action universe is ever-expanding. In addition to Sony’s Venom franchise and Morbius, the studio is also working on Kraven, El Muerto, and Madame Web, with the latter Spider-Man spin-off generating considerable interest amongst fans.
In the comics, the title of “Madame Web” has belonged to several individuals with clairvoyant and precognitive powers, as well as ties to the Web of Life and Destiny. This Multiverse model allows for travel from one universe to another while also serving as a source of spider powers.
Given the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Madame Web is expected to be pivotal to Sony’s Multiversal narrative and possibly influential for Marvel Studios’ agenda as well. However, fans know little to nothing about the film’s plot and which characters will appear. That is, until now.
Madame Web Casts Spider-Man’s New Uncle Ben
Madame Web stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott who, at one point, fans speculated was playing a Variant of Peter Parker. While on-set photos seemed to disprove those theories, it now appears that fans weren’t too far off.
According to The Cosmic Circus, Adam Scott isn’t Peter Parker. Instead, he’s been cast to play Peter’s Uncle Ben Parker.
Previously, Uncle Ben has been played on screen by Cliff Robertson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Martin Sheen in The Amazing Spider-Man.
In Spider-Man lore, Ben Parker is essential to Peter Parker’s Spider-Man origin story. Not only do the conditions of his uncle’s death motivate the hero, but Ben’s iconic words of “with great power comes great responsibility” come serve as Spidey’s moral code.