BREAKING: Sony and Marvel set aside their greed and grievances and unveil they actually do care what the fans think. In short, all you Spider dorks planning on sleeping in your webbed Underroos until Tom Holland came back triumphantly to the MCU, time to bathe.
Sony, Marvel Make Up: Companies Will Produce Third ‘Spider-Man’ Film https://t.co/uip33Y2kMe
— Variety (@Variety) September 27, 2019
Now that we have that out of the way, did you happen to miss the other Spider news? To some, Mommy and Daddy making up is the only note that matters, but if you really love Spider-Man (despite who is at the helm these days), Sony released some more news that should have the comic fans of the arachnid neighborhood teen thrilled.
We have seen Venom. We know a sequel with Tom Hardy — led by Andy Serkis — is coming, and yes, there is going to be carnage. Along with the symbiotes, we are getting a vamp spider too with Jared Leto’s idea of Morbius. We have heard the squeaky wheels of the rumor mill about Kraven the Hunter, Nightwatch, and (oh please) The Sinister Six.
But there is another, if done correctly, could be one of the most mystical foes for Sony to bring into the Spider Verse. Her name is schmaltzy but her powers more than make up for the lack of originality.
She is Madame Web.
(No really. Her name is Cassandra Webb.) Anywho, the woman is totally blind but she makes up for her lack of sight with a pronounced ability with insight with something Marvel called “prescience.”
The “Creepy Clairvoyant” as she is later called in print, was born with a strange neurological degenerative disease called myasthenia gravis. This is how she became the psychic of the Spider Verse.
(Of course, if you do your homework, you’ll find this is a musculoskeletal disorder that affects the strength of your breathing and facial features, but never mind that right now.)
Word from Sony Pictures (exclusively via Collider) is they are so pleased with what is going to be Morbius that they went ahead and gave the rights to Madame Web to the same screenwriting duo of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
It’s unclear who will produce the Madame Web movie, but Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are likely candidates, seeing as they served as producers on Venom and Morbius. Sony executive Palak Patel will oversee the project on behalf of the studio, which declined to comment on Thursday.
The duo knows a thing or two about vampiric mystical foes. They wrote an underrated lead for Luke Evans in Dracula Untold and not-so-much rated Gods of Egypt. But, to bounce from Dracula to Morbius to Madame Web? That’s a nice trek into the mortal abyss.
For what it’s worth: Madame Web is connected in comic canon to ‘The Web of Life and Destiny’, a multiverse construct that ties all Spider characters together to bring them their heralded powers and connects them each together.
Seriously, all of them!
- The Spider-Army
- Warriors of the Web
- And the Spider-Totems
Every multiverse has its nexus. Sony could have the big picture in mind with theirs. Stay tuned.