It seems hard to imagine today, but there was a time when Marvel was close to bankruptcy and, in order to survive, sold the movie rights to its characters. And when the tide started to turn, Disney tried to reclaim the rights to all the characters. And as much as Universal and Paramount accepted, Sony wanted to keep its own, in connection with all the characters related to Spider-Man. Which could have caused concern – we remember the episode where Tom Holland almost left the MCU because of a disagreement between the two studios. So next to Disney, the studio also wants to exploit its universe. This allowed, for example, the exploration of the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and spin-offs like Venom and Morbius. And this is only the beginning, since other similar projects have been launched, such as on Kraven the Hunter. We vaguely remember a project announced in 2019 around Madame Web, an ultra secondary character who is the protector of Spider-Man, basically. Project that we hear about again. Deadline informs us that Dakota Johnson is in discussion to play the said character, in the film which will possibly be directed by SJ Clarkson (who has worked on episodes of Jessica Jones, among others). It remains to be seen what the project will look like, since the character in the comics is an old lady who has powers of telepathy, but is blind, paralyzed by a degenerative disease and always represented sitting in a giant canvas which would be a system to maintain her. alive. How do you justify Johnson being so young? Either by recounting its origins or by exploring the character of Charlotte Witter. Indeed, the one who will become a Spider-Woman is none other than Web’s little girl. Everything is possible. Knowing that the character is considered a bit like Doctor Strange from the Spider-verse, that she too can open up the multiverse, and that the studio absolutely wanted to do a female spin-off, we understand why Sony is looking to go in this direction. .
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