The upcoming Madame Web film is being described as Sony’s version of Doctor Strange in a new report.
Sony is in full-swing when it comes to its own Spider-Man Universe. With two Venom films already under their belt and Morbius finally hitting theaters, the franchise continues to expand – especially after the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home showcasing the concept of the Multiverse like never before. Now, new films centered on Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web are in the works, and in the case of Madame Web, it appears she is shaping up to be the Sony’s Spider-Man Universe’s equivalent of Doctor Strange.
Within the recent report that Euphoria actress Sydney Sweeney has signed on to join Dakota Johnson in Madame Web, Deadline reported that insiders claim that the titular character “is essentially Sony’s version of Doctor Strange” due to her psychic sensory powers.
Given the fact that through the Multiverse approach depicted in both Spider-Man: No Way Home and the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, this claim that Madame Web is Sony’s version of Doctor Strange poses some interesting ideas. For one, the fact that we can see more Multiversal craziness in Sony’s universe is exciting, especially for fans hoping to see Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and or Tobey Maguire reprise their roles and face off against some of these adversaries.
Here is the synopsis for Sony’s next Marvel film, Morbius:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.
Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the film stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster, while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.
Morbius will hit theaters on April 1, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Sony’s plans for their Spider-Man universe including Madame Web, as well as news related to the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!