Madame Web’s big-screen debut has been delayed by three months.
One of Sony’s upcoming live-action Spider-Man spinoff films, Madame Web was previously scheduled for release on 7 July 2023. The film will now come out on 6 October 2023.
Madame Web is an impactful supporting player in Marvel’s Spider-Man world. Created by Dennis O’Neil and John Romita Jr., the original Madame Web, Cassandra Webb, first appeared in 1980’s Amazing Spider-Man #210. The crown of Madame Web was later taken up by Julia Carpenter, who is perhaps best known for being the second Spider-Woman. Created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck, Julia first appeared as Spider-Woman as part of the Secret Wars limited series in 1984. Julia became Madame Web in 2010’s Amazing Spider-Man #637 following the death of Cassandra Webb.
Sony’s Madame Web is slated to release as the fifth entry in the studio’s line of live-action Marvel spinoff films focusing on Spider-Man’s enemies and other supporting characters. Venom kicked things off in 2018, followed by Venom: Let There Be Carnage in 2021 and Morbius earlier this year. Next up is Kraven the Hunter, which is currently slated for release on 13 January 2023. Madame Web will follow suit in October 2023. Other planned films in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe include El Muerto and Venom 3, among others.
Madame Web is directed by S.J. Clarkson from a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with a previous draft having been penned by Kerem Sanga. The film stars Dakota Johnson as the title character. Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Emma Roberts, Mike Epps and Adam Scott have also been cast, though their roles are being kept under wraps for the time being. The film reportedly entered production in Boston earlier this month, with filming expected to last through September.
Madame Web premieres in theaters on 6 October 2023.