Madame Web is currently filming in Boston and marks the final Sony production that will focus on Spider-Man characters after Venom, Venom: let there be carnage, Morbius, and the next Kraven the hunter. The new movie should play Fifty shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson in the lead role, and a lot of surprising information came out of the making of the film. Last month, photos shared by boston.com shows the city’s transformation into New York in the early 2000s. Yesterday, a Dakota Johnson fan account on Twitter shared a video from the set, which revealed some surprising work for Johnson’s character. Looks like she’ll be playing an FDNY paramedic.
“Dakota Johnson today on the set of Madame Web in Boston, Massachusetts. -06/08,” @DakotaJArg job. You can watch the video below:
Dakota Johnson on Madame Web’s birthday and set in Boston, Massachusetts. -06/08. pic.twitter.com/js4SE4f8RP
— Dakota Johnson Argentina (@DakotaJArg) August 6, 2022
Madame Web will follow the origin story of its titular character (Johnson), a seer whose psychic abilities allow her to see into the spider world itself. The film will be directed by Jessica Jones former SJ Clarkson, and will also star Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahir Rahim, Mike Epps and Adam Scott. The film has been in the works since 2019, with Morbius writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama penned the screenplay. It’s unclear at this point whether Johnson is playing the original character, Cassandra Webb, or her successor, a young woman named Julia Carpenter. Just before Cassandra died in the comics, Julia received her powers and blindness, and used them to help other Spider-related heroes.
“There’s actually a plan,” Sony executive Sanford Panitch said of their line-up last year. “I think now it’s maybe becoming a little clearer to people where we’re headed and I think when No coming home fate, even more will be revealed… The great thing is that we have this very great relationship with Kevin [Feige]. There is an amazing sandbox to play with. We want these MCU movies to be absolutely huge, because that’s great for us and our Marvel characters, and I think that’s the same for them. But we have a great relationship. There are a lot of opportunities, I think, that are going to happen.”
Madame Web is currently slated to hit theaters on October 6, 2023.