The upcoming Madame Web, as with many of Sony’s live-action projects currently in production or development, has received little news since its announcement. Thanks to a photo from the set, audiences recently received a small but significant update.
Crew members shared images of themselves after completing a 20-hour work day. Both were dressed for a cold night and both were wearing hats bearing what appeared to be the upcoming film’s logo. The text featured both red and blue, similar to the color scheme of Spider-Man’s iconic suit.
Madame Web was recently delayed, along with Kraven the Hunter. The latter, initially scheduled for Jan. 13, 2023, will now be released on Madame Web‘s initial release date of Oct. 6, 2023. Madame Web, meanwhile, has now been scheduled for release on Feb. 16, 2024. An official reason was not provided with the announcement, though it should be noted schedule changes are not uncommon in the industry.
Details concerning the plot and characters of Madame Web are scarce. It was originally believed the film would focus on the clairvoyant mutant Cassandra Web, an occasional ally of Spider-Man. However, photos from the set have cast doubt on these assumptions, as the appearance of actor Dakota Johnson’s character resembles Julia Carpenter’s iteration of Madame Web, rather than the original.
Part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe
In recent weeks, it came to light that Madame Web might feature at least two Spider-Girls from the comics, including Mattie Franklin and Anya Corazon, though this has not been officially confirmed by Sony. Neither has a full cast of characters been released. As mentioned, Dakota Johnson is starring in the film, along with Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Emma Roberts, Mike Epps, Adam Scott, and Zosia Mamet, though their roles have not yet been revealed.
The film is one of a number of upcoming instalments in the growing shared universe established by Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius, centered on supervillains and antiheroes from Spider-Man’s rogues gallery, though the superhero himself — who is the center of shared projects between Sony and Marvel Studios — has not made any appearance in the films themselves. Although, Tom Hardy’s Venom briefly appeared at the end of Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Vulture appeared at the end of Morbius, establishing a form of connection between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
Madame Web is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2024.