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Dakota Johnson To Play Madame Web In Spider-Man Spinoff

Madame Web would also mark Dakota Johnson's first major franchise since Fifty Shades of Grey.

Dakota Johnson is reportedly in talks to play her first superhero. The actress could take on the title role of the Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web, according to The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets. The movie is centered on Madame Web, a mutant with psychic sensory powers making her able to predict the future of other superheroes in the universe.

Madame Web will be the first female superhero in Sony Pictures’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Deadline. However, in the comic books, Web is a blind, elderly woman who suffers from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that forces her to use a life support system. She guides others rather than risking her own life in conflict.

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However, S.J. Clarkson, the writer, and director of Jessica Jones and The Defenders are set to direct the project with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless writing the script, as per the outlet. Sony is developing the movie following the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which had grossed $735 million in the U.S. and Canada. Moreover, it’s only $25 million away from unseating Avatar as third-highest grossing movie at the domestic box office.

In addition to Madame Web, Sony is expanding the Spider-Verse to include flicks starring Venom, Morbius, and Kraven, as reported by Variety. Moreover, Madame Web would also mark Johnson’s first major franchise since Fifty Shades of Grey. Most recently, she is starred in the critically acclaimed The Lost Daughter and Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth.

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