Peter Parker may be back at Sony, but that will not halt their plans for an expansive Spider-Verse.
Collider reports a film focused on Madame Web is in the works with Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless tasked with the script. Debuting in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, Cassandra Webb was a precognitive mutant who also happened to be blind and paralyzed. Using a sophisticated web themed rig, she was mobile and able to use her talents to tip off Spider-Man to certain crimes and activities. Created by Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr, the character came to some prominence in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series on FOX, where she used her enigmatic appearance and precog talents to send Peter on various missions. An ally of The Beyonder, she was actually testing Peter for a perilous journey with multiversal implications.
We doubt the feature film version of Web will be as grandiose — or a mutant — but there is a strong enough hook there for the character to be interesting. If Sony has proved anything, they are more confident with Spidey’s friends and foes than they are with the webhead himself. But we will be curious to see if Madame Webb will remain elderly or experience the de-aging she has seen in the comics.
Madame Web joins the soon-to-be released Morbius, the soon-to-be in production Venom 2, and projects based on Silver Sable and Black Cat in Sony’s roster of Spider-Verse projects. We’re unsure if any of the subsequent films will have the charm of Venom — which was something of a magic trick — but we’ll continue to be cautiously optimistic about their plans.