Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney Joins Sony’s Madame Web
Actor Sidney Sweeney (Euphoria, White Lotus)
Will join the cast of Sony’s upcoming Madame Web project in an undisclosed role. Deadline, citing unnamed sources, was the first to report the event. Sweeney also posted a screenshot of the Deadline article on her Instagram account, which you can see below. Sweeney will join Dakota Johnson (The Peanut Falcon, The Social Network). Who was reportedly cast in the lead role in Madame Web in early February? While a number of names are gathering around the project, including S. J. Clarkson (Legacy, Dexter). As director and Matt Sazama and Burke Sharpless (Morbius) as writers. It’s still unclear if Madame Web will ‘ end up as a movie. Series or ‘whatever’, as has been suggested more recently.
The project’s transition from film
To another format is not a complete surprise given. The character’s historical status as a minor character in the Marvel Universe. In the Marvel comics, Madame Web is an elderly mutant with telepathic powers and prescience, chained to a hospital bed surrounded by web-like life support machines. Her mutant abilities make her a strong ally of Peter Parker, though she herself never fights villains for obvious reasons. The studio achieved strong results with the release of Spider-Man: No Home, which grossed $1.74 billion worldwide, the highest in Sony’s history. Madame Web is one of many projects in development for Sony, which already released Venom in 2018 and Venom: Let There Be Carnage in 2020. October 7th.
Sony’s next film, Morbius, will release on April 1st, and the release date appears to be holding up after several delays.