After the success of 2018 Venom, Sony’s Spider-Man universe got off to a bit of a bumpy start. Venom: let there be carnage was stalled for a year by the pandemic before finally releasing last October, and we’re still waiting for Jared Leto’s Morbius to arrive. Nonetheless, the studio is continuing its stream of Spidey-adjacent content, especially after the phenomenal popularity of Spider-Man: No Coming Home.
And it looks like SSU’s next project could hit the cameras this year. When Sony announced it was moving forward with a solo movie for Madame Web in 2020, Marvel fans were shocked at the decision to adapt such an obscure character (aside from Spidey’s diehards). Sony seems keen on the idea, as the latest word says the Madame Web movie could shoot in 2022.
Insider Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse made the statement on Twitter over the weekend, teasing that he’s heard of a filming location but can’t reveal specific production dates yet.
In the comics, Madame Web aka Cassandra Webb is usually depicted as a blind elderly woman connected to a life support system that looks like a giant web. A mutant with psychic powers, she usually uses her abilities to aid Spider-Man and his allies. So she’s an animator rather than an indie hero on her own, so it’s hard to see how she could direct her own movie.
Still, Sony is said to be hoping to land a big-name actress for this one, with the likes of Charlize Theron, Amy Adams and Sandra Bullock linked to the character in the past. SJ Clarkson was attached to direct the film in 2020, and as far as we know, she still is. Madame Web not to be confused with Olivia Wilde spider woman project, which is also still under development.