Sony Pictures has unwound the first trailer for its upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web.
S. J. Clarkson’s feature is set to hit theaters Feb. 14, 2024, just in time for Valentine’s Day dates. Dakota Johnson stars in the titular role based on the Marvel comic book character named Cassandra Webb, who is a clairvoyant mutant and can foresee the future for Spider-themed heroes. Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott, Mike Epps, Celeste O’Connor and Isabela Merced round out the cast.
Clarkson (Anatomy of a Scandal) directed the film from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Lorenzo di Bonaventura serves as producer, and Adam Merims executive produces.
Other Spider-Man offshoots on the horizon for Sony include Aaron Taylor-Johnson leading Kraven the Hunter, which hits theaters in August 2024, while the third film in the Tom Hardy-starring Venom franchise is set for November of next year. Last year, the studio released Morbius, which featured Jared Leto, Matt Smith and Adria Arjona as the Marvel Comics characters.
During a previous interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sweeney teased her role in Madame Web by saying that she “liked the personal struggles that the character goes through.” In a different conversation with THR, the Emmy-nominated actress called working on Madame Web “an absolute career highlight.”
Johnson broke out in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, and her more recent film titles include Bad Times at the El Royale, Cha Cha Real Smooth and Persuasion. Sweeney is known for television series including Euphoria and The White Lotus, in addition to such film work as Reality and the forthcoming Sony rom-com Anyone But You.