MADAME WEB Movie In The Works From MORBIUS Writers; Could A Live-Action SPIDER-VERSE Be On The Way?

In a very unexpected development, it appears that Sony has tasked Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to pen the script for a Madame Web movie set in the burgeoning Spider-Man film universe.

It appears as though Sony Pictures is moving forward with expanding their Spider-Man film universe in new and unique ways, as Collider is now reporting that the studio has enlisted Morbius scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to pen a Madame Web film set in this burgeoning live-action Spider-Verse.

While the potential project is still in its scripting stage, the introduction of a character like Cassandra Webb, a.k.a. Madame Web, who possesses a wide variety of psychic abilities including telepathy, clairvoyance and prescience; may inadvertantly reveal where Sony hopes to head next with their Spider-Verse - especially considering that one of the character's more popular and well-known appearances was in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, where she brought together multiple Spider-Men from alternate realities and sent them on a mission to save the multiverse. 

With Spidey (Tom Holland) currently out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's not exactly a secret that Sony is working on creating a live-action multiverse of their own and with the immense popularity of the Spider-Verse, their best bet may be to bring every Spider they have in their arsenal to the big-screen, including ones previously played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, if possible. 

Another possibility, if the studio were to go in a vastly different direction with this movie, would be to bypass the original Cassandra Webb version of Madame Web and instead shift the focus to Julia Carpenter, who was the second character to adopt the Madame Web mantle after serving spells as the second Spider-Woman and the second Arachne. This version was also seen in Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Sinister 6.

As for the rest of the Spider-Verse, the upcoming slate has already been confirmed to feature Morbius, with Daniel Espinosa (Life) directing and Jared Leto (Blade Runner 2049) starring, and Venom 2, with Andy Serkis (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle) directing and Tom Hardy (Venom) returning to star.

Sequels to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with Joaquim Dos Santos directing and David Callaham writing the script, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers penning the script, are also in the works as is a female-centered animated Spider-Verse spinoff, with Lauren Montgomery expected to direct and Bek Smith writing the screenplay. Films involving Kraven the Hunter, Black Cat and Silver Sable are also rumored to be in various stages of development.
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Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Spider-Man: Far From Home features:
Director: Jon Watts
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Zendaya as Michelle "MJ" Jones
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Jon Favreau as Harold "Happy" Hogan
J.B. Smoove as Mr. Dell
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington
Marisa Tomei as May Parker
Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/Mysterio
Tony Revolori as Eugene "Flash" Thompson
Angourie Rice as Betty Brant
Hemky Madera as Mr. Delmar
Numan Acar as Dimitri
Remy Hii as Brad Davis
Oli Hill in an undisclosed role
Zach Barack in an undisclosed role

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters July 2



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