The Spider-Verse is weaving itself an expanded slate of movies as Sony confirms the studio is actively working on a Madame Web standalone. Joining the Morbius and Venom 2 alongside plans for a Kraven the Hunter movie, Madame Web is a huge announcement for the Spider-Verse.
For those who aren’t aware who Madame Web is, the little known character was introduced way back in 1980’s Amazing Spider-Man #210 as an assistant of Peter Parker. Those who are old enough may remember seeing the character in the popular Spider-Man: The Animated Series of the ’90s.
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Collider‘s scoop claims that Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will be the ones to work on Madame Web, but there isn’t any news on who is going to direct the Spidey spin off. The site goes on to claim that it’s likely Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach to produce the film thanks to their work on the successful Venom and Morbius.
Posting to Reddit, one insider claims that Madame Web was actually meant to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was going to feature heavy involvement from Kevin Feige. I would have loved to have seen her along side Peter taking down Thanos but alas.
The rumours also suggest Tom Holland would’ve been a major factor and this could still be the case. Finally, there are hopes that Madame Web could push the franchise toward a live-action Spider-Verse movie to cash in on the success of the animated movie. One can only hope at this point!
Although there are no details on what the plot of the movie would involve, the surprise success of both Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Venom should have sceptics being a little less critical.
While the news of Madame Web is great news for fans of the Spider-Verse, there’s a worry that Sony has eyes bigger than its belly. There’s been no update on Kraven the Hunter or where projects based on Black Cat and Silver Sable are up to after the female-first Silver & Black was quietly axed.
After Spider-Man’s split from the MCU, it’s still unclear whether Tom Holland is even going to renew his contract to play the iconic Spider man/Peter Parker. With Spider-Man: Far From Home being an incredible success and the biggest movie Sony has ever released, the studio is branching out on its own away from the might of Disney.
As it stand, there are still hopes that the House of Mouse and Sony can come to some sort of arrangement, but if not, it’s highly likely we’ll still get a Far From Home sequel under Sony’s banner.
At least the powers that be have grand plans for the Spider-Verse, meaning those hopes of seeing Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield unite aren’t completely dashed (yet).
[Featured Image: Marvel Comic Book]