Mike Epps Joins ‘Madame Web’
by Erik Amaya
The cast of Sony’s Madame Web once again expands.
Deadline reports Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty‘s Mike Epps has joined the upcoming Sony film. Dakota Johnson is set to star as Madame Web, a precognitive mutant created by Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr 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. She 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. And as an ally of The Beyonder, she was actually testing Peter for a perilous journey with multiversal implications. The film will be directed by S.J. Clarkson from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (with Kerem Sanga contributing to a draft). Sydney Sweeney , Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim and Emma Roberts are also set to appear in the film.
As is now standard with Deadline’s casting news, Epps’s role in the film is unknown. It is possible for him to be playing any of the hundreds of Spider-Man characters controlled by Sony or someone wholly created for the film, like the wide variety of law enforcement and military characters often glimpsed in these projects. Nevertheless, it is a strong cast and, hopefully, they will do good things with this off-shoot Marvel project.
Madame Web is currently set for a July 7, 2023 release.