Date: 17th March 2022
Sydney Sweeney has joined "Madame Web", a comic book tentpole set in Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters.
The Euphoria star will be joining Dakota Johnson in Marvel's upcoming film Madame Web. The new Sony Pictures superhero installment will center on the comic book character Madame Web, an elderly woman with psychic sensory abilities who thrives off a spiderweb that operates as her life support. Dakota will play the titular hero, but it is still unknown what role Sydney will take on.
While no other details have been released, Madame Web appears in the comics as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, who is connected to a life-support system that resembles a web. Due to her medical condition, she never actively fights any villains. It's unclear if this will change for Johnson's character.
British director S.J. Clarkson is on board to direct the film based on a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
Sweeney, who also recently starred in HBO's "The White Lotus" and Amazon Prime Video's "The Voyeurs," is on a hot streak right now and is reportedly high on every major studio's casting wishlists. The actress was debating between several projects, but is said to have liked the idea of being a part of a female-fronted superhero film in this expanding universe.
Sony's next Marvel movie "Morbius" with Jared Leto will hit theaters April 1, and "Kraven the Hunter" with Aaron Taylor-Johnson will hit theaters on Jan. 13, 2023.
Source: Press Release