First Look at Dakota Johnson in Spider-Man’s Madame Web Movie (Video)
Sony Pictures continues to build its MCU-adjacent Spider-Man universe, adding new characters to the mix like Tom Hardy’s Venom and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven the Hunter. Currently in the spotlight, the little-known Madame Web, who will make her film debut next year with Fifty shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson in the lead role.
Madame Web is still shrouded in a lot of mystery, even as cameras start rolling ahead of the film’s October 6, 2023 debut in theaters. Johnson will have a stellar cast around her thanks to the efforts of Euphoriais Sydney Sweeney and Parks and recreation‘s Adam Scott, though there’s still no word on what roles they’ll actually play in this Spider-Man spin-off outing.
This new entry would give Madame Web a true origin story within Sony’s Spider-Man universe, but how the story unfolds is still largely unknown as production kicks off. While that’s still the case with the latest update, fans now have their first official look at Dakota Johnson as she makes her superhero movie debut with Sony.
Dakota Johnson seen on Madame Web Set
Twitter user @dakotaj_updates shared the first look at Dakota Johnson on the set of Sony Pictures Madame Webin which she plays the main character.
The first one video is only seven seconds long and shows Johnson sticking his head out of a doorway, which appears to be that of an undisclosed hotel or similar building. She is dressed in a red leather coat, with the rest of her ensemble being all black:
The second video lasts 13 seconds and shows Johnson standing in the doorway of that same building, although there are no details as to where he might be in the story itself:
These videos are from Allston, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.
What does the film Madame Web Solo have in store?
Watching these few videos, it’s hard to pick out specific plot points given that there’s no reference for a location or other characters that Dakota Johnson interacts with. Plus, her costume raises some interesting questions about what character she’s actually playing in the Spider-Man universe.
His costume looks suspiciously like Julia Carpenter, who went by the nicknames of Spider-Woman and Madame Web in the comics. Although it is presumed at this time that Dakota Johnson will play the original Madame Web, Cassandra Webbthere’s no way to be sure with no official list of actors in the audience and the movie still hasn’t aired for over a year.
Either way, it’s exciting to see Johnson working on Sony’s latest Spider-Man movie, which the company hopes to use to expand its oft-reprimanded universe into the new era. With its foresighted abilities and a story potentially set nearly 20 years in the past, Sony hopes this movie will fare better publicly than recent releases like Morbius.
Madame Web will be released in theaters on October 6, 2023.