Emma Roberts has joined the cast of Madame Web, the Spider-Man-centered Sony spinoff.
S.J. Clarkson is tapped to helm the picture, which is part of Sony’s expanding roster of Marvel’s character-based projects. Roberts, a familiar face on the FX series American Horror Story, also starred in The Hunt and the Netflix film Holidate. Scream Queens and UglyDolls are also among her other credits.
Madame Web made its initial appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #210 in 1980, created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr. The character is a blind psychic who has risen to prominence in the Spider-Man universe owing to her connections to “The Great Web,” a multiversal structure that connects all “Spider” characters throughout the multiverse. Given that Spider-Man: No Way Home established the notion of the multiverse, it is possible that it may be expanded upon in the film Madame Web.
Madame Web is one of many projects currently in the works as the company expands its Sony Universe of Marvel Characters. The film rights to Spider-Man and other associated characters are owned by Sony, which has previously distributed Venom (2018), Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2020), and Morbius, starring Jared Leto, earlier this year in April.
Kraven the Hunter is another project that Sony is working on, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Sony is coming off the hot streak with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has made a record-breaking $1.9 billion worldwide and is tied as the highest in Sony’s history.